Offshore Wind farms in France

France has 45 offshore wind farm projects of which 3 currently operating, none where construction has progressed enough to connect the turbines and generate electricity, 4 are in the build phase, and 4 are either consented or have applied for consent. You can access over 80 data sets on each wind farm subject to your access level and drill down to see items such as:

on project 'Normandie II - 2023 Tender (Fixed)' on Monday, 25 April 2022, the following was announced: 'The National Commission for Public Debate (CNDP) will hold the second consultation phase, from April 25 to May 16, 2022, for a second 1.5 GW offshore wind farm in the Center Manche Zone. The first phase was held January 3 to March 7, 2022.

A public debate was held in 2019-2020 for the 1 GW Normandy tender and it was also deemed possible to identify further favourable areas for a second project in the Center Manche Zone.

The second project will be located in the eastern part of the Center-Manche zone, at least 35 km from the coast of La Manche (50), 40 km from that of Calvados (14) and 48 km from that of Seine-Maritime. It should extend over 220 to 250 km2 and include between 75 and 125 installed wind turbines.

The wind farm will be separate to the first 1 GW Normandy project because this project is already advanced in the tender process and changes to merge the projects would require restarting the competitive dialogue and causing delays. However, the transmission system capacity of the first 1 GW Normandy project will also allow for 250 MW from the second park. The remaining 1.25 GW will then connect via a second transmission system. Given the distance from the coast, the connection will be direct current.The preferential grid connection option is that of Calvados, because it makes it possible to preserve the connection capacities for other future projects off the Seine-Maritime.

It is estimated that the windfarm will cost 4 to 5 billion euros. This amount includes the connection, operation and dismantling of the park.

The competitive dialogue procedure could begin in early summer 2022 to designate a winner in 2023-2024.The commissioning of the project could take place around 2031. The lifespan of an offshore wind farm is estimated between 25 and 30 years. '

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Windfarms

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Project Name: WIN 2 - phase 1

Owner: EDF Energies Nouvelles Group,Engie,Areva Wind,Nordex Energy AG,wpd Offshore France SAS,NENUPHAR SA,Technip S.A.,Alstom Group,La Compagnie du Vent GDF SUEZ,ENERTRAG France

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Project Name: Dieppe - Le Tréport

Owner: Caisse des dépôts,Sumitomo Corporation,Ocean Winds

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Project Name: Fécamp

Owner: EDF Energies Nouvelles Group,WPD offshore GmbH,Enbridge Inc.,Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB)

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Project Name: Calvados

Owner: EDF Energies Nouvelles Group,WPD offshore GmbH,Enbridge Inc.,Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB)

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Project Name: Saint-Brieuc

Owner: Iberdrola Renovables Energia, S.A.

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Project Name: Saint-Nazaire

Owner: EDF Energies Nouvelles Group,Enbridge Inc.,Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB)

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Project Name: Noirmoutier

Owner: Caisse des dépôts,Sumitomo Corporation,Ocean Winds

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Project Name: SEM-REV - SITE D'EXPERIMENTATION EN MER - MARINE TEST SITE

Owner: École Centrale de Nantes,ARTELIA,ProLarge,IFREMER,CREOCEAN,ASTERIE,Actimar,Université de Bretagne-Sud,Université de Bretagne occidentale, Laboratoire Brestois de Mécanique et des systèmes,Ville du Croisic,Centre d'étude technique maritime et fluvial

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Project Name: WIN 2 - phase 2

Owner: Alstom Group,Areva Wind,EDF Energies Nouvelles Group,ENERTRAG France,Engie,La Compagnie du Vent GDF SUEZ,NENUPHAR SA,Nordex Energy AG,Technip S.A.,wpd Offshore France SAS

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Project Name: WIN 2 - phase 3

Owner: Alstom Group,Areva Wind,EDF Energies Nouvelles Group,ENERTRAG France,Engie,La Compagnie du Vent GDF SUEZ,NENUPHAR SA,Nordex Energy AG,Technip S.A.,wpd Offshore France SAS

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Project Name: Floatgen Project

Owner: BW Ideol,Universität Stuttgart,Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy Systems Technology (IWES),RSK Environment Ltd,Zabala Innovation Consulting, SA,École Centrale de Nantes

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Project Name: Sud-Atlantique I

Owner: Ministère de l'Environnement, de l'Énergie et de la Mer

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Project Name: Groix & Belle-Île

Owner: CGN Europe Energy,EOLFI,Caisse des dépôts

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Project Name: Golfe du Lion

Owner: Caisse des dépôts,Ocean Winds

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Project Name: EolMed

Owner: Qair Marine (former Quadran Energies Marines),TotalEnergies,BW Ideol

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Project Name: Provence Grand Large

Owner: EDF Energies Nouvelles Group,Enbridge Inc.,Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB)

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Project Name: Spinfloat Demonstrator

Owner: SPINFLOAT

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Project Name: Dunkerque

Owner: EDF Energies Nouvelles Group,Enbridge Inc.,RWE Renewables

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Project Name: France - 2024 Tender

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Project Name: Sud de la Bretagne I

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Project Name: Boulogne Grand Large

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Project Name: Normandie

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Project Name: Méditerranée I

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Project Name: Sud-Atlantique II

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Project Name: Méditerranée III

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Project Name: Méditerranée II

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Project Name: Centre Manche II

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Project Name: EOLINK 5 MW Demonstrator

Owner: EOLINK S.A.S.

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Project Name: EOLINK 12MW

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Project Name: Sud de la Bretagne II

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Project Name: Méditerranée IV

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