France starts consultation for 2nd Centre Manche offshore wind farm

Offshore wind park. Author: Tim Collins. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic.

December 31 (Renewables Now) - France’s Ministry of the Ecological Transition is launching a two-phase public consultation on a second offshore wind project in the "Centre Manche" zone with a proposed capacity of 1.5 GW.

The first phase of the consultation, presenting the project to the public and gathering opinions, is taking place between January 3 and March 7. The second phase is planned from April 25 to May 16.

This second project off Normandy would support France’s transition away from fossil fuels and the country’s fight against climate change. It could be allocated by 2023 in a competitive tender.

In April 2021, the French government pre-selected six candidates in a tender for the construction of the first wind farm off Normandy, of roughly 1 GW. The winner will be announced next year and the park will be operational in 2028.

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