French energy company, Total, Denmark’s Ørsted, and Elicio, a renewable energy producer preselected by the French Energy Regulatory Commission, have formed an industrial consortium to submit a joint bid for the Dunkirk offshore wind farm project for a power capacity of up to 600 MW.
Walney Extension (Ørsted)
Total has framed its participation in this offshore wind bid as being part of the company’s strategy to develop its low-carbon electricity business in Europe.
“Our recognized offshore oil and gas know-how combined with Ørsted market-leading expertise across the offshore wind energy value chain, as well as that of Elicio, an experienced developer qualified from the beginning of the bid, provide a solid foundation for success of a safe and competitive project,“ commented Philippe Sauquet, President Gas, Renewables and Power at Total.
Ørsted stated offshore wind could make a significant contribution towards France meetings its renewable energy targets.
Martin Neubert, Chief Executive Officer of Ørsted Offshore, said, "The combined competencies of Ørsted, Total and Elicio are ideal to help France unleash its significant potential for developing clean power from offshore wind.”
Emile Dumont, President of Elicio France, commented, “Wind energy has significant growth potential in France and is at the heart of Elicio’s strategy to contribute towards a cleaner and cost-effective energy powered world. Further to Elicio’s successful preselection for the French round 3 competitive dialogue and by joining our unique expertise and experience, we are committed, with our partners Total and Ørsted, to making this tender a milestone in the French offshore wind sector. “