Eneco, Boralex, Van Oord and Diamond Generating Europe, 4 pure play renewable energy companies, have joined forces to bid for the right to develop an up to 600MW offshore wind farm off the coast of Dunkirk in France.
They are joining forces in the ‘Vents de Dunkerque’ consortium for this innovative project. The consortium said it can provide a package for the whole lifecycle of the project.
The European Energy Transition Conference is an opportunity for the ‘Vents de Dunkerque’ consortium to announce its members’ names for the first time and highlight its skills and expertise for this call for tenders, which is intended to make France a leader in marine renewable energy. Following approval of the first six farms located on the Normandy and Loire coasts, Dunkirk was selected in April 2016 to become the seventh French wind farm in the third call for tenders.
Eneco, Van Oord and DGE have already cooperated on the operational 129MW Luchterduinen project off the Netherlands.
They are also working together to build the 369.6MW Norther plant off Belgium and the 700MW Borssele 3&4 project off the Dutch coast.
Boralex will bring knowledge of the French market to the group.