Great job! Bulgaria’s first offshore wind turbine will be used to produce gas

French startup Eolink — in collaboration with 15 European energy partners — will install a 5MW floating offshore wind turbine in Bulgaria by 2025. This is part of the EU-backed Black Sea Floating Offshore Wind (BLOW) project, which aims to advance sustainable energy solutions.

BLOW will use Eolink’s patented floating offshore wind turbine design, which the company claims solves existing industry issues by using four steel masts instead of one to spread the turbine’s stresses. This is said to make the overall structure more than 30% lighter. As per the startup, its turbines can produce 10% more energy by reducing aerodynamic interactions thanks to a greater distance between the blades and masts.

The unit will be designed to operate with maximum efficiency in the Black Sea, and this includes fitting it with a larger rotor so it can generate more energy in low-wind areas.