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Offshore wind farms: consortiums submit their bids following the French government?s call

Within the framework of the call for bids announced in France to construct five offshore wind farms (3,000 MWe), the GDF-Suez/Vinci and Iberdrola/Eole Res consortiums, with each of which Areva has signed a strategic partnership agreement, submitted their bids on January 11.

These bids will be evaluated on the basis of three criteria:

-The quality of the industrial and social project,
-The electricity purchase price,
-Marine environment protection.

A second call for bids will be announced in April 2012, regarding geographical construction zones still to be specified.

The group?s proposal involves Areva's M5000 wind turbine technology for the sites defined by the authorities off the coast of Dieppe-Le Tréport, Fécamp (in Seine-Maritime), Courseulles-sur-Mer (in Calvados), Saint-Brieuc (in Côtes d?Armor) and Saint-Nazaire (in Loire-Atlantique):

Zone 1: Le Tréport (in Seine-Maritime, 600 to 750 MWe)
- GDF Suez/Vinci/AREVA

Zone 2: FĂ©camp (in Seine-Maritime, 480 to 500 MWe)
- EDF/Alstom/Poweo ENR/Nass & Wind/Dong Energy/WPD Offshore
- GDF Suez/Vinci/AREVA

Zone 3: Courseulles-sur-Mer (in Calvados, 420 to 500 MWe)
- EDF/Alstom/Poweo ENR/Nass & Wind/Dong Energy/WPD Offshore
- GDF Suez/Vinci/AREVA

Zone 4: Saint-Brieuc (in CĂ´tes d'Armor, 480 to 500 MWe)
- EDF/Alstom/Poweo ENR/Nass & Wind/Dong Energy/WPD Offshore
- Iberdrola/Eole Res/AREVA/Technip/Neon
- GDF Suez/Vinci/Siemens

Zone 5: Saint-Nazaire (in Loire-Atlantique, 420 to 750 MWe)
- EDF/Alstom/Poweo ENR/Nass & Wind/Dong Energy/WPD Offshore
- Iberdrola/Eole Res/AREVA/Technip/Neon
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Posted by Gisela Bühl | 2012-01-18