The French government announced that day that the Provence Grand Large project, led by EDF Energies Nouvelles, won the call for projects ‘’floating wind farms’’ initiated by the ADEME in August 2015.
Located on the Faraman area off Marseille, the Provence Grand Large project led by EDF Energies Nouvelles, will be undertaken in partnership with Siemens as turbine supplier, and SBM Offshore in cooperation with IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) for the manufacture of the floats and offshore work.
This innovating project is part of the ongoing efforts made by EDF Energies Nouvelles since 2011 on this site, in collaboration with the local actors. This project aims at making a French excellence sector emerge.
– three 8-MW Siemens wind turbines;
– the project will generate enough energy to meet the annual electricity needs of about 40 000 inhabitants;
– located at 17 km off the Napoleon beach, in Port Saint Louis du Rhône;
– due to be commissioned by 2020.
EDF Energies Nouvelles is a market leader in renewable energy electricity, with a portfolio of more than 9 GW gross installed capacity focused for the most part on wind (onshore and offshore) and solar photovoltaic energy. Mostly operating in Europe and North America, EDF Energies Nouvelles continues its development by taking strong positions in promising emerging areas such as Brazil, Chile, China, India or South Africa. The Company is also present in other segments of the renewable energy market: marine energy, biomass and distributed energies. EDF Energies Nouvelles manages renewable energy projects’ development and construction as well as operation and maintenance for its own account and for third parties. EDF Energies Nouvelles is a subsidiary of the EDF Group dedicated to renewable energy.