Visit for the latest on our upcoming conferences and webcasts



EDF pulls out of 750MW Treport bid

FRANCE: The EDF-led consortium bidding in France's 3GW offshore tender has pulled out of one of the projects, according to reports.

The company, which has teamed up with companies including Dong Energy, Nass&Wind Offshore, Poweo Renewables, Wpd Offshore and Alstom, said it was pulling out of the 750MW Le Treport tender so it could concentrate on the four other projects.

As overall leader and founder of the consortium, EDF holds a majority stake in the consortium and is coordinating the bids.

The Treport project has faced opposition from the local population. Among the fiercest critics are local fishermen who fear the project's effect on fishing grounds.

In all, five wind zones have been identified by the French government: Le Treport (750MW); Fecamp (500MW); Courseulles-sur-Mer (500MW); Saint-Brieuc (500MW); and Saint-Nazaire (750MW).

A second round of tenders will follow, aimed at getting France to its target of 6GW of offshore wind generation capacity by 2020.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Windpower Monthly Events

Latest Jobs