TotalEnergies and RWE Strike Again Offshore France

TotalEnergies and RWE have applied for the competitive bidding procedure for the Center Manche 2 (AO8) offshore wind project in Normandy, France.


The bid was placed as part of the partnership between the two companies aimed at jointly responding to calls for tenders for the development of wind projects off the coast of Normandy.

The AO8 project, with an installed capacity of between 1,400 and 1,600 MW, is located near the AO4 project area (Center Manche 1), approximately 40 kilometers off the Cotentin peninsula.

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The combined AO4 and AO8 projects will eventually offer an installed capacity of around 2,500 MW to meet the annual electricity consumption of around two million households.

As previously reported, TotalEnergies and RWE are one of the six companies and consortia that have been selected as potential developers of the 1.05 GW Centre Manche 1 (AO4) wind farm.

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In the event of prequalification in the Center Manche 2 tender, the consortium said it would continue the dialogue with local and regional stakeholders established during the AO4 tender to involve them in all stages of the AO8 project.

”TotalEnergies, as a historical player in Normandy, is delighted to renew its partnership with RWE to respond to the Center Manche 2 project,” said Vanessa Godefroy, Director of Offshore Wind Europe at TotalEnergies.

”Together, we will mobilize all our expertise to provide the best solutions to technical, commercial and societal challenges. of this ambitious project, with the aim of integrating offshore wind power into a strong regional dynamic. This complementary partnership will make it possible to join the forces of two leaders in offshore wind power, to bring all the control of all the stages of a project and thus contribute to the country’s objectives in terms of renewable energies.”

Pierre Peysson, Offshore Wind Director at RWE Renewables France, believes that offshore wind will play a very important role on France’s path towards carbon neutrality, but also in the country’s efforts to become energy independent.

”RWE actively wishes to contribute to the development of offshore wind power in France and to the structuring of a national industrial sector,” Peysson said.

”We have brought to AO4, and will continue to bring to AO8, all the experience of a group of experts in the development, construction and operation of the most complex and innovative offshore wind farms. We make available to our consortium formed with TotalEnergies all our know-how for an exemplary, realistic and ambitious Normandy project, which will offer many economic benefits for the territory.”

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