The 2MW floater, currently being built with contractor Bouygues Travaux Publics at its Saint-Nazaire facility, is slated for installation next year in the Atlantic Ocean off Le Croisic,

The FloatGen unit, a square, open-centred design measuring 36 metres x 36 metres x 10.8 metres and with a draft of eight metres, will be the world's first all-concrete model, engineered with an eye on mass production for future wind farms, as well as cutting the cost associated with manufacturing in steel.

"The V80 wind turbine has effectively been delivered at Saint-Nazaire," Ideol chief executive Paul de la Guérivière tells Recharge.