75 OFFSHORE WIND TURBINES
Eolien Maritime France will lead the development of the offshore wind farm planned off Courseulles-sur-Mer. The Consortium is composed of EDF Energies Nouvelles / Dong Energy / wpd offshore and was the successful bidder of the public procurement call launched in 2011. It will also lead the Fécamp and Saint-Nazaire projects.
The farm will be comprised of 75 wind turbines, each of 6 MW, for a total capacity of 450 MW. They will produce up to 1,500 GWh per year: the equivalent of the average annual electric consumption of the population living in the Calvados district.
The farm will be located approximately 10 kilometres off the coast, with a 50 km2 footprint, and away from the shipping lanes, fishing grounds and natural protected areas. The turbines’ positions were designed to limit their impact on the seascape, particularly from the D-Day landing beaches’ vantage point.
Alstom, the Consortium’s industrial partner, will produce the Haliade 150 turbines used in the 3 offshore farms of Eolien Maritime France, and for which 2 production units will be built to purpose, 1 in Cherbourg and 1 in Saint-Nazaire.
A maintenance centre will be set up in the port of Caen-Ouistreham, for use during the farm’s operation.
The construction cost of the Courseulles-sur-Mer farm is estimated to reach 1.8 billion euros.
It will operate for a maximum of 30 years. The farm will then be dismantled and the site restored.
10 km off the coast/ footprint 50 km2
450 MW total capacity
EDF Energies Nouvelles / Dong Energy / wpd offshore Project
Haliade 150 wind turbine- Alstom
2015 > Public inquiry
2016 > Beginning of farm construction
2018-2020 > Progressive commissioning
2020-2050 > Operation
2050 > Dismantling and site restoration
> For more information visit: www.parc-eolien-en-mer-du-calvados.fr/
> Download dossier de présentation du projet.