French monetary companies supplier Banque des Territoires has joined the Ocean Winds three way partnership (JV) in a bid for 2 250-MW floating wind websites in France’s upcoming AO6 tender, the companions mentioned on Tuesday.
The 50/50 JV of utilities EDP Renewables (ELI:EDPR) and Engie SA (EPA:ENGI) was in the group of bidders chosen by the French authorities in August final yr to proceed to the second stage of the competitors.
The pair of tasks will probably be situated within the Gulf of Lyon within the Mediterranean Sea, and may very well be expanded to 750 MW every in a second part, the French authorities mentioned on the time.
Ocean Winds and Banque de Territoires are already companions on a floating wind farm mission off the French Mediterranean coast by the 30-MW Eoliennes flottantes du golfe du Lion (EFGL) pilot scheme. Their cooperation goes again to 2014 with the Dieppe Le Treport and Yeu-Noirmoutier bottom-fixed offshore wind tasks in French waters.
“Banque des Territoires is delighted to confirm this commitment to contribute to the deployment of floating offshore wind power on a commercial scale. We believe that this innovative technology is one of the keys to achieving national renewable energy production objectives,” mentioned Emmanuel Legrand, the financial institution’s Director of the Power and Ecological Transition on the Funding Division.
The AO6 tasks are anticipated to the awarded by the top of 2023.
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