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Two consortia have announced bids to develop up to 1 GW of offshore wind in France.

In March, the French government launched a call for tenders for the construction and operation of two large-scale offshore wind farms, with one located off Treport in the Haute Normandie region and the other between the Ile d’ Yeu and Ile de Noirmoutier in the Pays de la Loire region. Each site offers a capacity of up to 500 MW.

EDF Energies Nouvelles, wpd offshore and Alstom have jointly submitted bids for the two sites. The group notes that it had won three of the four slots awarded by the French government during the first call for tenders for 2.5 GW in 2011. The Fecamp (498 MW), Courseulles-sur-Mer (450 MW) and Saint-Nazaire (480 MW) projects are due to come into service starting from 2018, according to the companies.

However, a group consisting of GDF SUEZ, EDP Renewables, Neoen Marine and AREVA has announced its own joint filings for the new 1 GW of projects. The consortium says it plans to use AREVA’s new 8 MW turbine for the projects.




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