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Reported by ENGIE on 30 October 2018

Offshore wind turbines of the islands of Yeu and Noirmoutier: green light for ENGIE, EDPR and la Banque des Territoires

The floating wind project in Leucate (Courtesy of ENGIE Group)

Attributed to the company EMYN (Eoliennes en Mer Iles d’Yeu et de Noirmoutier) in June 2014, the project for the grounded offshore wind farm off the islands of Yeu and Noirmoutier is taking shape. Having obtained on October 29, 2018 the necessary prefectural* authorisations, EMYN, supported by ENGIE, EDPR and la Banque des Territoires, will now be able to prepare the construction of the farm (foundations, electric substation, etc.) and proceed with the calls to tender for subcontractors to manufacture and install the components.

The grounded offshore wind projects of the islands of Yeu and Noirmoutier, as well as that of Dieppe Le Tréport, also being developed by ENGIE, EDPR and la Banque des Territoires, will lead to the creation of nearly 3,000 direct and indirect jobs. These jobs will come into effect during the construction and operation phases of the farms, notably via the two Siemens Gamesa factories planned at Le Havre and set to be operational in 2021.

With the development of these two farms (1 GW of cumulative power), as well as the pilot project for a floating wind farm in the Mediterranean, the group of companies ENGIE – EDPR – Banque des Territoires confirms its ambitions in the offshore wind market and its active participation in the consolidation of a French industrial sector.

The commissioning of these three farms will help France to achieve its key objectives in terms of offshore wind turbines installed by 2023 and demonstrate the fundamental role of each technology in ultimately achieving a diversified energy mix.

*The authorisation of the Vendée Prefect concerns the concession of use of the public maritime domain and the request under article L. 214-3 of the Environment Code ("Water Law" authorisation), concerning the project’s impact on the aquatic environment.

References

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ENGIE Group. Press release - Offshore wind turbines of the islands of Yeu and Noirmoutier: green light for ENGIE, EDPR and la Banque des Territoires. URL: https://www.engie.com/en/journalists/press-releases/offshore-wind-turbines-islan.... [Date Accessed: 30/10/2018].

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