Floatgen

Floatgen
Floatgen

Port of Saint-nazaire - France
  • Floatgen
  • Floatgen
1st
floating wind turbine built in France

Floatgen is the first 100% European floating wind turbine, built and assembled in the port of Saint-Nazaire. Powerful of 2 MW, once the wind turbine starts working, it will produce the equivalent of the annual power consumption of 5,000 people.

This innovation in the renewable energy field is the result of cutting-edge work by Bouygues Travaux Publics and seven other European partners.

The major innovation is the floating foundation built to hold the wind turbine. The Bouygues Construction subsidiary developed a light, self-compacting concrete formula to reduce the weight of the structure as much as possible. This know-how confirms its expertise in terms of building port and maritime infrastructure.