Bids for the project are due by 1 July at 12:00 CET. A shortlist of bidders will be determined in September and a final selection announced in February 2022.
As previously reported, France's first offshore wind farm, off the coast of Saint-Nazaire (486 MW) is due to come on line in 2022 followed by six additional projects totaling 3.5 GW capacity. France is aiming to have installed capacity of 2.4 GW by 2023 increasing to 5.2-6.2 GW by 2028.
(Source: CRE, Website PR, Montel, 3 Apr., 2021) Contact: CRE, www.cre.fr/en
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The project will be France's eighth offshore wind farm and will generate sufficient power for roughly 800,000 homes.
The French government aims to generate between 2.5 and 3 GW of wind power by 2024. (Source: French Environment Ministry, PR, 6 Dec., 2020)
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