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Floatgen, France's first offshore wind turbine, featured on France 24

On Friday 2 July, France 24 broadcast a feature on offshore wind energy in France. Meet Bertrand Alessandrini, a marine engineering researcher at Centrale Nantes, in the LHEEA Laboratory.

on July 5, 2021

The ÉLÉMENT TERRE programme, broadcast on France 24, was interested in the development of offshore wind power in France. In this feature, Bertrand Alessandrini, a researcher in marine engineering at the Research Laboratory in Hydrodynamics, Energetics and Atmospheric Environment (LHEEA) (Centrale Nantes - CNRS) took the France 24 team out to sea to see Floatgen, France's first and only offshore wind turbine, on site.

Housed on the Centrale Nantes SEM-REV offshore test site, the wind turbine was developed and installed by Ideol, Centrale Nantes and Bouygues Travaux Publics and currently produces the equivalent of the electricity consumption of 3,000 to 4,000 inhabitants.

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Published on July 27, 2021 Updated on November 9, 2022