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France eyes new 1.5GW offshore wind site

by Sion Geschwindt
France eyes new 1.5GW Normandy offshore wind site

The French government is proposing a new 1500MW offshore wind zone off the coast of Normandy.

The new zone is located adjacent to an existing 1GW project, which is currently the subject of a delayed tender process due to conclude in 2022.

The new site lies to the east and is set to be between 220-250 sq.km.

Authorities have launched various studies to nail down key characteristics and constraints.

The project is still in its nascent stages but authorities are planning to hit the ground running in the new year, launching a consultation process next week.

A preliminary consultation will open on 3 January with several meetings planned in Le Havre and Reville, running until May 16, 2022.

The first tender bid could be held in 2023 and the project would come online in 2031 under initial proposals.

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