Company in charge of financing, development, construction and maintenance of the Loire-Atlantique offshore wind farm. The Banc de Guérande offshore wind farm, more commonly known as Saint-Nazaire wind farm, is one of the first four offshore wind farms in France.
The project consists of 80 offshore wind turbines with a 6 MW * capacity giving a total power of 480 MW *.
The wind turbines will be located more than 12 km off the Loire-Atlantique coast, over a total area of 78 km².
Commissioning is planned for 2018.
Production is planned to cover the average annual electricity consumption of 700 000 inhabitants, that is, 54% of the Loire-Atlantique population.
Partners with considerable experience in offshore wind power and industrial projects:
- EDF Energies Nouvelles, a subsidiary of the EDF Group is contributing its know-how in the development of renewable energy projects and the expertise of the EDF group in large-scale energy projects.
-DONG Energy is a Danish company with 30 years of experience in the field of wind energy and 20 years of experience in wind energy at sea. DONG Energy now operates in 18 offshore wind projects, with a total capacity of over 4000 megawatts.
-Nass & Wind Offshore began developing the project in 2008 and contribute their knowledge of the area.
- The GE-Alstom group, is a world leader in the field of industrial equipment for energy production. The Haliade wind turbine was specially designed by Alstom engineers to be placed at sea and will be manufactured in France in Saint-Nazaire and Cherbourg.