ENGIE and EDPR welcome the confirmation of their offshore wind projects in France
ENGIE and EDPR welcome the confirmation by the President of the Republic of the Dieppe-Le Tréport and Yeu-Noirmoutier offshore wind projects. The decision of the Head of State puts an end to a period of uncertainty for an industrial sector that will create jobs. This wind generation capacity is necessary for France's energy transition and for meeting its commitments in the fight against climate change.
The efforts and goodwill of all (project leader, State...) in the negotiations conducted under the aegis of Mr. Gérard Rameix made it possible to reach this balanced solution. ENGIE and EDPR made every effort to bring the negotiations to a successful conclusion while defending the industrial plans associated with the projects. This is therefore very good news for France and for the territories that have invested considerably in this sector. The encouragement and continued support of the territories contributed significantly to this positive conclusion.
The construction and commissioning of the two offshore wind projects in Dieppe-Le Tréport and Yeu-Noirmoutier will enable the construction of the two plants planned in Le Havre and the creation of nearly 3,000 direct and indirect jobs, mobilized during the construction and operation phases of the wind farms.
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EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR) is a global leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the largest wind energy producers in the world. Boasting top quality assets, EDPR has seen impressive growth over recent years and is currently present in 12 markets worldwide (Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States). EDPR is a major player in renewable energy in France, operating 410 MW of onshore installed capacity. It also owns a stake in the Dieppe/Le Tréport and Yeu/Noirmoutier offshore wind farms. The company is committed to supporting France’s energy transition over the long term with its expertise and resources, both human and financial. Energias de Portugal, S.A. (“EDP”), the principal shareholder of EDPR, is a global energy company and a leader in value creation, innovation and sustainability. EDP is Portugal's largest industrial group and the only Portuguese company to be listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (World and STOXX).
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