Vattenfall prequalifies for the upcoming 1 GW French offshore wind tender off the coast of Normandy.
On 15th January 2021, the French government launched its fourth offshore wind tender after a public consultation process identified an area of 500km2 within which the future offshore wind farm will be located.
Similarly to the previous round off the coast of Dunkirk, Vattenfall has partnered with German developer wpd and French institutional investor Banque des Territoires.
The alliance has now been shortlisted by the French State to enter the next phase of the competitive process alongside five other players.
“We are very enthusiastic to participate in this upcoming tender in Normandy, together again with trusted partners. France is an attractive market for Vattenfall’s offshore wind energy activity. Such a project fits with our strategy to consolidate our position as a leading global developer of offshore wind energy and our goal to enable fossil-free living within one generation,” says Catrin Jung, Head of Vattenfall’s Business Unit Offshore.
The project is expected to be awarded by spring 2022. Once in operation at the end of the decade, the offshore wind farm is expected to produce fossil free electricity for more than 800,000 homes.