Components for the Provence Grand Large pilot floating offshore wind farm have arrived at the port of Marseille-Fos, France.


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The turbine components arrived at the Gloria quay, located in the port of Marseille-Fos’ western basin at Port-Saint-Louis on the River Rhone.

They were designed and manufactured by Siemens Gamesa and will make up the project’s three wind turbines that will be installed 17 km off the coast of the Gulf of Fos at the end of summer.

HLPFI reported towards the end of March that German heavy lift specialist Schmidbauer is getting ready to handle components for the Provence Grand Large pilot project. It will be responsible for the assembly of plant components and logistics area within the port area in Fos-sur-Mer.

For this, Schmidbauer will deploy a new Liebherr LR 11350 crawler crane, equipped with a power boom.