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Mooreast to supply anchors for pre-commercial floating offshore wind farm in France

Felicia Tan
Felicia Tan • 2 min read
Mooreast to supply anchors for pre-commercial floating offshore wind farm in France
Mooreast and Bourbon Offshore at the first steel cut ceremony. Photo: Mooreast
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Mooreast Holdings has secured an order to supply its proprietary anchors for a 30MW pre-commercial floating offshore wind farm in Southern France. The pre-commercial floating offshore wind farm, Eolmed, is developed by independent European energy company, Qair, with TotalEnergies and floating technology supplier BW Ideol.

The contract will see Mooreast partner with French installation contractor, Bourbon Offshore, to supply the former’s MA5S mooring drag anchors. Bourbon Offshore will provide transport and installation services to the offshore wind farm, which is the biggest of the first three floating wind energy projects to be developed in France.

The anchors, which weigh up to 35 tonnes each, command a holding power of up to 1,210 metric tonnes. They will be used to moor three floating wind turbines.

The anchors are expected to be delivered by October, and the order will contribute positively to Mooreast’s FY2024 performance. The anchors will be manufactured at Mooreast’s yard at 51 Shipyard Road.

“The project win in France underscores the growing confidence that international players in the floating renewable industry have in us. The European floating wind energy sector is known for its rigorous standards and we are proud that Mooreast is able to achieve market acceptance in this region,” says Sim Koon Lam, founder, executive director, CEO and deputy chairman of Mooreast.

“Already, we are in active discussions with several project developers looking to tap into our expertise and capacity for subsea foundation production. As more floating wind farms gain traction, Mooreast can add value through its specialist solutions and products. We are establishing a manufacturing facility in Aberdeen, Scotland, in addition to our regional marketing office in the Netherlands. We remain focused on offering differentiated value even as we see to capture more opportunities in the near future in this exciting sector,” he adds.

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Shares in Mooreast closed flat at 8.5 cents on April 1.

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