EDF and Enbridge to construct three French energy projects

EDF and Enbridge to construct three French energy projects

French renewable energy company EDF Energies Nouvelles has partnered with Canadian energy delivery group Enbridge Inc. to develop, build and operate three 1,400MW wind farms.

Eolien Maritime France (EMF) will manage the developments once built and under the agreement the companies will co-own EMF 50/50.

The first project is Eoliennes Offshore des Hautes Falaises and in 2012, it was given to EMF with an expected capacity of 498MW off the Fécamp coast.

The second wind farm is the Parc du Banc de Guérande based near the Saint-Nazaire coast and has a projected power capacity of 480MW.

The Eoliennes Offshore du Calvados is the third project located off the Courseulles-sur-Mer coast with a predicted capacity of 450MW.

“These major future windfarms will provide our customers with a low-carbon, reliable, and decentralised energy,” Jean-Bernard Lévy, EDF’s president and CEO. “This is a fine example of what the Energy Transition for Green Growth law is trying to promote in France and it fits perfectly with CAP 2030, the strategy of the Group for the forthcoming years, which aims to double its renewable energy capacity by 2030.”

Both companies have successfully collaborate since 2012 in Canada where they operate four 830MW wind farms.

The new deal is anticipated to strengthen Enbridge’s presence in offshore projects in the European market.