Total, Orsted, and Elicio have announced the creation of an industrial consortium to submit a joint bid for the Dunkirk offshore wind farm project, with a generating capacity of up to 600 MW.
The project, off the coast of Dunkirk in France, was announced in 2016 by France’s Minister of Environment, Energy and Marine. The site was selected for its favorable conditions.
Total produces and markets fuels, natural gas and low-carbon electricity and is active in more than 130 countries. Orsted manages more than a quarter of the world’s installed offshore wind power capacity and develops, constructs and operates offshore and onshore wind farms, bioenergy plants and waste-to-energy solutions. Elicio is a renewable energy producer preselected by the French Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission de Regulation de L’energie).
Emile Dumont, President of Elicio France, said: “Wind energy has significant growth potential in France and is at the heart of Elicio’s strategy to contribute towards a cleaner and cost-effective energy powered world,” said Emile Dumont, president of Elicio France. “Further to Elicio’s successful preselection for the French round 3 competitive dialogue and by joining our unique expertise and experience, we are committed, with our partners Total and Orsted, to making this tender a milestone in the French offshore wind sector. “