France has its sights on offshore

France’s highest court, the Council of State, has rejected an appeal against Iberdrola’s offshore windfarm project in Brittany, in the countries Northwest. Iberdrola is the sole owner of the planned 2.4 billion euro, 62-turbine, 496MW Saint-Brieuc windfarm, which will be located 16km off the French coast, in the Golfe de Saint-Malo. The appeal concerned the technical modification of the windfarm, and the change of turbine model. However, these were actually found to have a lower environmental impact, paving the way for construction to begin in 2021, with start-up expected in 2023. The 62 8MW turbines, standing at an impressive 207 metres high, will be built in France, at Siemens Gamesa Ren

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