French government shortlists candidates for Mediterranean tender

The French government has announced the selection of 13 candidates who have prequalified for the sixth offshore wind tender off the French Mediterranean coast (AO6).

AO6 prequalification announcement represents the start of the competitive dialogue, allowing pre-qualified bidders and the French government to jointly outline the detailed criteria of the tender rules as well as to fine tune the areas where the projects will be located.

In view of their technical and financial capacities, the Government selected the following 13 candidates: Consortium formed by BlueFloat Energy, Sumitomo Corporation and Akuo Energy groups Eolienne Occitanie Grand Large and Eolienne Méditerranée Grand Large, two project companies of EDF Renewables and Maple Power (joint venture of Enbridge and CPPIB) BayWa re - Elicio consortium Océole, an Equinor partnership IBERDROLA Ocean Winds, the joint venture dedicated to offshore wind, created and 50/50 owned by ENGIE and EDPR RWE-BOURBON Les Moulins du leonis, composed of Shell and EnBW Marine Energy Archipelago, composed of Qair – TotalEnergies – Corio Generation wpd Consortium Vattenfall Cobra Installations and Services, SA Eni Fullness

The competitive dialogue period will end at the end of 2022 with the winners to be announced in the fall of 2023. The commissioning of the wind farms is scheduled for 2030.

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