Méga Sète – France

Port of Sète-Frontigan
Private equity
Méga Sète
The pre-commercial demonstrator Mega Sète aims to develop and deploy a 1 MegaWatt-peak (MWp) offshore solar farm to supply the port of Sète-Frontignan with low-carbon electricity.

Mega Sète builds on the technological advances and expertise accumulated through its first demonstrator, Sun'Sète (inaugurated in 2023), which will be replaced by Mega Sète.

Mega Sète will be installed in the commercial port of Sète-Frontignan, 2 km from the coast, on the site of the former offshore oil unloading station.

Scheduled for commissioning by the end of 2025, Mega Sète will be the first 1 MWp offshore solar farm in France and the Mediterranean.

The Mega Sète project will occupy a surface area of one hectare. Annual production is estimated at over 1,300 MWh.

The electricity will be transported by a submarine cable to supply renewable energy to the infrastructures of the port of Sète-Frontignan, as part of its strategy to decarbonize its energy consumption.

  • 1 MegaWatt
  • 1 hectare
  • 1.5km from the dam

A consortium supported by the Occitanie Region, bringing together leading companies and universities

Based on SolarinBlue's technology, the project will benefit from the offshore expertise of Technip Energies, the scientific support of the University of Montpellier in offshore systems electronics, and of Sorbonne Université - Observatoire Océanologique de Banyuls-Sur-Mer for the study of environmental impacts.

The Occitanie region actively supported the project and facilitated SolarinBlue's association with the Université de Montpellier and Sorbonne Université - Observatoire Océanologique de Banyuls-Sur-Mer.

About SolarinBlue

SolarinBlue is the French leader in floating offshore solar power. Its mission is to free solar photovoltaics from the competition of land use by transposing solar photovoltaics into the maritime domain and enabling hybrid wind and solar farms.
SolarinBlue was founded in December 2019 and is actively developing floating offshore photovoltaic technology for harsh offshore conditions (10+ meter waves and 200 km/h winds), with the smallest possible ecological footprint and over a 30-year lifespan.

About Technip Energies

Technip Energies is a leading engineering and technology company in the energy transition, with leading positions in LNG, hydrogen and ethylene, as well as growing market positions in blue and green hydrogen, sustainable chemistry and CO2 management. The company benefits from a robust project delivery model supported by an extensive offering of technologies, products and services.

Present in 34 countries, our 15,000 employees are committed to bringing our customers' innovative projects to life, pushing back the boundaries to accelerate the energy transition for a better tomorrow.

About Sorbonne Université

Sorbonne Université is a world-class, multidisciplinary, research-intensive university covering the humanities, health, science and engineering. Anchored in the heart of Paris and with a regional presence, Sorbonne Université has 55,000 students, 7,300 teaching and research staff, and over a hundred laboratories.

About Université de Montpellier

Today, the University of Montpellier welcomes over 51,000 students to its 17 faculties, schools and institutes. Located throughout the city of Montpellier and in the main towns in the eastern part of the Occitanie region, they cover the main fields of study: law, economics, management, political and social sciences, science, technology and health, enabling students to pursue professional and/or research careers.

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