The commissioning of both of these wind farms will help France to reach its targets in terms of increasing renewable energy use for more sustainable and attractive territories.
Attributed to the company Eoliennes en Mer Dieppe-Le Tréport (EMDT) in June 2014, the project for the grounded offshore wind farm off the coast of Dieppe – Le Tréport is taking shape.
Having obtained on 26 February, 2019 the necessary prefectural* authorisations, EMDT, supported by ENGIE, EDPR, Sumitomo Corporation and la Banque des Territoires, will now be able to prepare the farm's construction (foundations, electricity substation, cables between the wind turbines, etc.) and proceed with the calls to tender for subcontractors to manufacture and install the components.
The Dieppe-Le Tréport offshore wind farm, together with Yeu and Noirmoutier island off-shore wind farm project, also being developed by ENGIE, EDPR, Sumitomo Corporation and the Banque des Territoires, will create nearly 3000 direct and indirect jobs. These jobs will come into effect during the construction and operation phases of the farms, notably via the two Siemens Gamesa factories planned at Le Havre and set to be operational in 2021.
Through the construction of these two offshore wind farms (1 GW of cumulative power), the ENGIE – EDPR – Sumitomo Corporation – Banque des Territoires consortium confirms its ambitions in the offshore wind market and its active participation in the consolidation of a French industrial sector.
*The authorization of the Normandie Prefect covers the concession for use of the public maritime domain and the request under article L.214-3 of the French Environmental Code (“Water Law” authorisation), concerning the project’s impact on the aquatic environment, and special dispensation from legislation prohibiting the destruction of protected species.