French offshore wind farm gets approval

After a longer processing period, French authorities have given a green light to a French offshore wind farm at approximately 500 MW.
Photo: Siemens Gamesa RE
Photo: Siemens Gamesa RE

French offshore wind farm Iles d’Yeu et de Noirmoutier has just received approval from authorities. Now developer Eoliennes en Mer Iles d’Yeu et de Noirmoutier (EMYN) can get started working on the facility, informs Engie in a press statement.

Back in 2014, the 496 MW project was allocated to EMYN, which is owned by Engie, EDPR and la Banque des Territoires. However, EMYN is only now able to start planning which firm will supply substation foundations.

The offshore wind farm will be comprised of 62 Siemens Gamesa turbines, and installation phase is expected to start in 2019. The facility is planned to be commissioned in 2021.

English Edit: Daniel Frank Christensen 

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