The BLOW (Black sea Floating Offshore Wind) project was launched in January 2023, with a budget of EUR 21 mln – of which over EUR 15 mln is EU contribution, Profit.ro reported.
The project, which brings together 16 participants, including the Romanian companies Grup Servicii Petroliere (GSP Offshore) and Beia Consult International, aims to unlock the floating offshore wind potential of the Black Sea by installing a demonstration system with a capacity of 5 MW off the Bulgarian coast.
The floating wind turbine is now being developed by the French engineering company Eolink.
The floating structure will be produced by GSP Offshore at the construction site in Constanța. The company, controlled by Gabriel Comănescu, will also transport the turbine to the anchorage area for a total amount of approximately EUR 12.56 mln.