France will put up to 8.75 GW of offshore wind capacity out to tender from 2020 to 2028, the Multiannual Energy Programme (Programmation pluriannuelle de l’énergie (PPE)) shows.
The French government has confirmed it will increase its offshore wind tender capacity this decade to over 8GW, up from a previous 5GW goal.
The tenders will start this year for a site in the eastern Channel, another between 2021-22 for a south Atlantic area most likely the Oleron zone and another for an as-yet unidentified location in 2023.
Three floating rounds for 250MW apiece will run in parallel in 2021 and 2022.
From 2024-28, 1GW of offshore wind capacity will be put up for grabs, either fixed or floating.
The capacity will be added at various dates in this decade and after 2030, adding to the 3GW of Round 1 and 2 projects, four 24MW pilot floaters and 600MW Dunkirk wind farm all due online in the coming years.