France awaits bids in 270-MW floating wind tender

Offshore wind farm. Author: Beverley Goodwin. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic

May 3 (Renewables Now) - France’s Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) on Friday launched a tender for up to 270 MW of floating offshore wind projects south of the Brittany coast.

The scope of the tender covers the construction and operation of an offshore wind farm with a power generation capacity of between 230 MW and 270 MW. The power plant will be installed in an area between the islands of Belle-Ile and Ile de Groix.

Interested parties will be able to submit their proposals by July 1. Questions will be accepted by May 17.

The tender is part of a larger procurement round planned by the French government for up to 750 MW of projects off the southern coast of Brittany. A public debate for the plan was held last year. It was then announced that the initial project will target 250 MW.

At the start of 2021, France tendered a roughly 1-GW wind project off Normandy, in the English Channel, for which six candidates were shortlisted in April.

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