Specific skills in the MRE field

For several years, EDF Energies Nouvelles has acquired expertise in marine energy based on two key axes:

  • The construction and operation of offshore wind projects in Europe through participation in major projects (C-power, Teesside, Blyth, Neart na Gaoithe)
  • Maintenance at sea by acquiring in 2017 the company OWS, a German company specializing in the maintenance of offshore wind farms.

To date, EDF Energies Nouvelles has a team of more than 500 people specializing in Marine Renewable Energies.

EDF subsidiary EDF Energies Nouvelles is active in three offshore wind power projects currently under development in France :

  • Fécamp (Seine-Maritime, English Channel, capacity 498 MW): 83 turbines more than 13 km off the coast. The planned production would cover the average electricity consumption of a population of 770,000 – Visit the website
  • Courseulles-sur-Mer (Calvados, English Channel, capacity 450 MW): 75 turbines more than 10 km off the coast that would cover the average electricity consumption of a population of 630,000 Visit the website
  • Saint-Nazaire (Loire-Atlantique, Atlantic coast, capacity 480 MW): 80 turbines more than 12 km off the coast that would cover the average electricity consumption of a population of 700,000 – Visit the website

EDF Énergies Nouvelles is also attentive to the development of future technologies in the field of Renewable Marine Energies:

  • Ffloating wind turbine: The company is currently developing the Provence Grand Large project, a floating wind turbine project located off Fos-sur-Mer in the Mediterranean.
  • Tidal energy: The company is currently developing the Normandy Hydro project, a pilot fleet consisting of 7 tidal turbines and located in the Raz-Blanchard, off the coast. For this project, EDF Energies Nouvelles and Naval Energies were awarded on 2 December 2014 the call for expressions of interest (AMI) by ADEME.