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Ørsted bids on French offshore wind

In a partnership with Total and Elicio, the Danish energy company aims to bid on an upcoming French offshore wind project with a combined capacity of up to 600 MW near Dunkerque.

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Candidates continue to pour in for the coming French offshore wind tender regarding an offshore wind project off the coast of Dunkerque. Now Danish utility Ørsted has announced its candidacy in the form of a consortium including French oil major Total and Belgian utility Elicio.

"Offshore wind can contribute significantly to France’s renewable energy targets. As the world-leading offshore wind developer, we bring an unparalleled track-record in developing, constructing and operating offshore wind farms to the consortium, and the combined competencies of Ørsted, Total and Elicio are ideal to help France unleash its significant potential for developing clean power from offshore wind," writes Ørsted Offshore Chief Executive Martin Neubert in a press statement.

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