Following FOWT'16's resounding success with over 330 participants from 15 different countries, FOWT'17's preparation is actively under way and will be held in Marseille on March 15 and 16 2017 and the following edition in 2018 is planned for the new greater region of Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées.
FOWT'17 will once again be the world's largest event dedicated to floating offshore wind, gathering even more internationally recognized experts and industry leaders on one single site.

A call for papers will soon be announced. Submittals will be reviewed and selected by a Science and Technology Committee made out of French and internationally reknown experts in floating offshore wind.

A new dedicated website will be set-up shortly. Meanwhile, we invite you to forward all your enquiries to: /

Looking forward to your attending FOWT'17 and remaining available to answer any queries you might have.

FOWT 2017 Organisation Committee

Floating Offshore Wind Turbines

Where Floating Wind Technology meets Present and Future

15-16 march 2017, Marseille
Palais de la Bourse, 9 La Canebière
Les atoutsPotential 3GW capacity
in the Mediterranean
L'investissementSeveral billion in investment
spread over several years until 2030
Les ojectifsMore than 1,000 new jobs forecast
by 2020 across the sector

ADEME’s launch of the call for projects for floating wind turbine pilot farms on 5 August 2015 marks the rise of a new industrial sector to meet energy and climate challenges in the same way the call for projects for pre-commercial farms in Portugal, Scotland and Japan did.

its understanding of the strategic importance of this sector for our region in terms of employment, industrial and ecological issues, the Pôle Mer Méditerranée and the CCI Marseille Provence decided to drive the emergence of this sector in the Mediterranean by organising the Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Event in partnership with France Energie Eolienne for this third edition.

Our goals for this 2016 edition :
- Develop a precise and documented status report on floating offshore wind turbines,
- Develop discussions between European and international experts,
- Promote the emergence of solid co-operation to meet the sector’s problems and challenges.

This conference will deal with key subjects: Digital models, Experimental models, Technical solutions Industrial solutions, Economic models, Experience feedback, Environment, Maritime security.