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France moves closer to 1GW offshore wind tender

In extension of France's 10-year plan, the state has now submitted a proposal for a 1GW offshore wind farm off the coast of Normandy.

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France's next big offshore wind farm is now underway, writes the Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition [whose domain also includes energy affairs, -ed.], informing that it will begin to hold public hearings on the project.

This pertains a projected 1GW facility off the coast of Normandy, where a favorable seabed and fine wind conditions make the site ideal from a techno-economic perspective. In the proposal document, the ministry informs the public that the wind farm will consist of 80 12MW turbines, which currently leaves GE's Haliade-X as the only candidate, if the machines were ordered today.

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