EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN), the renewable energy unit of French utility EDF, has lost its partner, Danish state-owned utility Dong Energy, for the second offshore wind power tender, according to reports.
Dong Energy, which had tied up with EDF EN in the first tender, will not take part in the second. The company is already engaged in the development of three projects on the French Atlantic coast and has no plans to get involved in another project in the country.
The second tender will enable to install 1,000 MW wind farms off the coasts of Treport, northern France, and Noirmoutier, western France.
EDF EN will participate in the tender with French heavy engineering group Alstom (EPA:ALO) and may look for other partners.
The consortium including EDF, Alstom and Dong had been selected in the first tender for three out of four available areas, Saint-Nazaire, Fecamp and Courseulles-sur-Mer, representing a total installed capacity of 1,428 MW.