2022-11-25 06:43:31

After decades as a nuclear powerhouse, France makes its play in offshore wind

By Anmar Frangoul

Key Points

  • EDF says the 480-megawatt Saint-Nazaire Offshore Wind Farm would help to support the French State's energy transition goals.
  • For decades, France has been something of a powerhouse when it comes to nuclear.
  • In wind power, the country has an established onshore sector. Its offshore industry is, by contrast, very small.

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This image, from Sept. 2022, shows French President Emmanuel Macron speaking with workers on board a boat during a visit to the Saint-Nazaire Offshore Wind Farm.

Stephane Mahe | AFP | Getty Images

A facility described as France's first commercial-scale offshore wind project is fully operational, multinational utility EDF said this week.

The news represents a significant step forward for the country's offshore wind sector, with more projects set to come online in the years ahead.

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