Wind Energy – Îles d’Yeu and Noirmoutier France
Ocean Winds, Sumitomo Corporation, Banque des Territoires and Vendée Energie, as shareholders of the company Eoliennes en Mer des îles d’Yeu et de Noirmoutier (EMYN), announce today the final investment decision for the Îles d’Yeu and Noirmoutier project.
This is the fifth offshore wind farm to be commissioned in France from 2025 and located off the coast of Vendée.
The project involves the construction and installation of a wind farm located 11 km off the island of Yeu and16 km off the island of Noirmoutier.
This offshore wind farm will supply nearly 800,000 people with electricity each year, the equivalent of the population of Vendée. The Yeu and Noirmoutier wind farm represents an investment of around €2.5 billion.
The signing of all the financing agreements took place on April 5th, 2023.
From spring 2024, maritime work will begin by the installation of the monopile foundations, the electrical substation built by Chantiers de l’Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire, and the installation of the first submarine cables by Louis Dreyfus TravOcean.
The companies DEME and Jan de Nul will be responsible for the transport and installation of the foundations and wind turbines. At the same time, RTE, which is responsible for the connection of the wind farm, will set up a double submarine connection to transfer the electricity generated at sea to the onshore grid.
The wind turbines, produced by Siemens Gamesa in its Le Havre facility, will be installed in 2025.
The wind farm is expected to be commissioned in the second half of 2025.