Wind farm Tender Offer Results Expected Thursday

Speaking to reporters on the sides of a press conference, Proglio also said he was "very confident" of the outcome, as the French state-controlled power giant has bid for four wind farm projects out of five.

Monday, French business daily Les Echos reported that the French energy regulator, CRE, recommended the government grant four projects to a consortium led by EDF and comprising engineering firm Alstom SA and Denmark’s Dong Energy, and drop the last project, off Normandy’s Le Treport city.

EDF’s French rival GDF Suez SA bid for the Le Treport offshore wind farm project, along with Vinci SA (DC.FR) and Areva SA.

Ten bids have been made in total for the five French offshore wind power projects, by three consortiums, one led by EDF, a second by GDF Suez and the third by Spain’s Iberdrola.