16 Apr '12, 2pm

France, Economy, Environment Come Out Ahead in Historic First Offshore Wind Tender

France, Economy, Environment Come Out Ahead in Historic First Offshore Wind Tender

A consortium comprised of France’s EDF and Alstom and Denmark’s Dong Energy were the big winners in a historic first French offshore wind farm tender. Spain’s Iberdrola and France’s Eole-Res also came out ahead in the 3-gigawatt (GW) offshore wind farm tender, winning a contract to build a 500-MW wind farm off the Bretagne (Brittany) coast, French Minister of Industry, Energy and Digital Economy Eric Besson announced April 6 . France plans on installing 6,000-MW worth of offshore wind power by 2020. An initial five contracts totaling 3,000 MW and as many as 6,000 offshore wind turbines spanning five coastal areas were awarded in this first tender. State-owned Electricite de France (EDF), Alstom and Dong were awarded exclusive contracts to build and operate offshore wind farms with a total rated capacity of 1,428 MW off the Bretagne (Brittany) and Normandy coasts. Joining I...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/04/16/france-economy-enviro...

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