Eolien Maritime France (EMF), a joint initiative between EDF Renouvelables and Enbridge, is constructing the Saint-Nazaire project approximately 12km off the coast of Loire-Atlantique.
Moreover, Atlantique Offshore Energy and its partners, GE Grid Solutions and Société de Dragage International (SDI), will be the ones to design, manufacture and install the electrical offshore substation of the project.
A consortium between DEME and Eiffage Métal is responsible for the engineering, procurement, construction, and installation of 80 monopile foundations.
In late summer, French Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe, announced that France aims to increase its offshore wind tendering target from 600MW annually, to 1GW until 2028.
A recent report by Wind Europe regarding the development of offshore wind in Europe revealed that the continent connected 409 new offshore wind turbines to the grid across 18 projects, in 2018. This brought 2,649 MW of net additional capacity, making Europe's total offshore wind capacity 18,499 MW.