Offshore wind farm located off the Morbihan to power a city the size of Lorient
This farm could count up to six floating wind turbines with a total capacity of 36MW, or “the equivalent of the energy consumption of the city of Lorient”
Located 15 km south of the island, off the Quiberon peninsula, the park could be operational by 2019 to 2020. The area, which supports the project estimated at 200 million euros, estimated “Britain has incredible potential” in terms of offshore floating wind. “With Groix, we have a real part to play on this floating wind market and everything will be done to this proposal materializes,” says Dominique Ramard, Executive Advisor, Regional energy. The project is supported by Groix Eolfi Offshore France, in partnership with DCNS for installation at sea and with Vinci for concrete.
The project will impact an area particularly rich in fishes and prawns
“The departmental committee of maritime fisheries and mariculture of Morbihan is consulted from the beginning on this project,” says Olivier Lorient Nézet the President of the Committees Britain Fisheries and Morbihan daily Ouest-France.
“The impact on commercial fishing is clear. We are losing at least 17 km2 of fishing area is huge. Over 100 boats work regularly there, they will suffer a drop in their sales. All trades are affected: trawl net, trap, longline … Not to mention the impossibility of working during the installation works of wind turbines and installation of the connecting cable.
It remains to see how the region and t-department they will organize to compensate fishermen for this shortfall; Is it possible to involve them in this major project?