Wind Energy – France Normandy
Following the fourth offshore wind tender launched in January 2021, the French Ministry of Energy Transition has chosen Eoliennes en Mer Manche Normandie, to design, build, operate and decommission the future offshore wind farm called Centre Manche 1 (Normandy).
This new offshore wind project will provide France a competitive and renewable electricity, contributing to the country’s carbon neutrality objective.
Eoliennes en Mer Manche Normandie is the project company owned by the EDF Renewables and Maple Power consortium.
The future Centre Manche 1 offshore wind farm will be located more than 32 km off the coast of the departments of Manche and Calvados in the region of Normandy, France.
With an expected installed capacity of approximately 1GW, it will supply the equivalent of the annual consumption of more than 1.5 million people, approximately half of the electricity needs of the population of the Normandy region.
The Centre Manche 1 project is part of the French government’s ambitious objective to commission around 50 offshore wind farms by 2050, amounting to a capacity of 40GW.