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"High Power" test site

A future "High Power" test site


In order to meet the needs of the next decade to connect technologies ranging from 10 MW to 20 MW, the construction of a “High Power” site is necessary. This site will make it possible to de-risk certain aspects of the connection of future commercial floating wind farms.

" The construction of this site will be a very strong vector of acceleration for the national sector and would contribute to positioning France as a leader in this field."

This site will allow 2 to 3 wind turbines of up to 20 MW to be tested simultaneously. The wind turbines accommodated would reach a maximum height at the end of the blades of around 350m and will have to be installed in water depths of at least 100m.

Given the strong demand from manufacturers, this site could be put into service between 2028 and 2030. The first step for the construction of this Great Power site will be, for the OPEN-C Foundation, to carry out studies and measurement campaigns to the location and specification of this site (network security, regulatory framework & authorizations, site conditions and preliminary studies, financing plan, etc.)

"High Power" test site in figures


100MW of power
100KM of cables
120m of depth
4 prototypes that can be hosted