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NOV-BLM to support the French Eolink floating wind turbine pilot project

Mooring chain connectors and tensioner to be delivered in Q2 2023.

Nov 30, 2022

EOLINK has selected NOV-BLM to supply the mooring chain connectors and chain tensioner package for the Eolink 5-MW floating wind turbine pilot project in France. The equipment is expected to be delivered in Q2 2023.

The innovative solution reduces energy costs because it is a 30% lighter floating structure. The 5-MW pre-commercial floating wind turbine will be commissioned in 2024 at the SEM-REV test site in France.

This is an important milestone for NOV-BLM as we enter the floating wind market. We are delighted to support the Eolink project. Further to the In-Line Chain Tensioner qualification in April 2021, the delivery will be our first achievement that supports the energy transition.

Pierre ROUSSELOT
Managing Director
Renders of floating wind turbine at sea, mooring chain connector and chain tensioner

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