Thanks to their floating foundations, these wind turbines are not subject to depth restrictions and can be anchored between 50 and 300 meters from the sea floor.
- They are thus farther from the shore than bottom-mounted turbines.
- At these distances, visibility from the shore is drastically reduced.
- The distance reduces usage conflicts with other sea activities (fishing, coastal navigation, and recreation)
- Impact on the marine environment is reduced because there are no foundations to pour. Floating foundations and wind turbines are built on land then towed offshore to be anchored at the selected site. The installation and the dismantlement at end-of-life are thus facilitated.