France Launches Dunkerque Offshore Wind Tender

Following a delay of several months, France has launched a tender for the development and operation of a wind farm offshore Dunkerque.

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The tender was officially launched in Dunkerque by the French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and the French Minister of Ecology François de Rugy.

The wind farm will cover a 70km2 square area located some 10 kilometres offshore Dunkerque. The project will have a maximum capacity of 500MW.

The ten pre-selected potential developers will now have four months to respond to the tender and the winner is expected to be announced by mid-2019. The final tender specifications have already been sent to the pre-selected candidates.

The results of the Dunkerque offshore wind tender were initially expected to be released in March 2018.