SOURCE: Industrial Info Resources

Industrial Info Resources

December 16, 2010 02:45 ET

France Prepares Offshore Wind Jackpot, an Industrial Info News Alert

GALWAY, IRELAND--(Marketwire - December 16, 2010) - Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland) -- French energy companies are promoting about 30 potential sites for offshore windfarms as the country prepares its first tender to build windfarms with a combined generating capacity of 3,000 megawatts (MW).

The total combined capacity of the competing projects will top 8,000 MW, which considerably exceeds France's 2020 target of 6,000 MW from offshore wind energy. Most of the proposed windfarms will be in the English Channel, north of France. Despite an extensive coastline, France has no installed offshore wind capacity.

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