E.ON Joins Dunkerque Offshore Wind Project

Laxman Pai
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

French utility ENGIE and EDP Renewables (EDPR) has jointly announced the addition of the international private energy company E.ON to the Dunkerque Eoliennes en Mer consortium in the framework of the competitive bidding process for offshore wind turbines off the coast of Dunkerque.

With the arrival of E.ON, the consortium now brings together 3 European champions of renewable energies, enriching the industrial excellence of its offer.

Together, ENGIE, EDPR and E.ON want to make the project a strong symbol of Dunkerque’s energy transition, developed with all the region’s players. The consortium has been forging close ties with all local stakeholders for almost two years to make this project a real example of integration and support of energy transition at the regional level.

ENGIE, EDPR and E.ON place energy transition at the heart of their strategies: between them, they operate more than 49,000 MW of renewable electricity generation capacity worldwide. With 20 years’ combined experience in offshore wind, the members of the Dunkerque Eoliennes en Mer consortium are committed to the operation or development of 19 offshore wind projects with a capacity of more than 5,600 MW.

“E.ON is pleased to bring the Dunkerque Eoliennes en Mer consortium nearly 20 years of experience in offshore wind in 4 European countries. Our international experience in this field is an asset for this major project,” said Sven Utermöhlen, Chief Operationg Officer E.ON Climate and Renewables.

“We are looking forward to welcoming E.ON to Dunkerque Eoliennes en Mer. We are working closely with all local players, with whom ENGIE has maintained trusting relationships over several decades,” said Gwénaëlle Huet, CEO of ENGIE France Renewables.

“E.ON’s arrival in the Dunkerque Eoliennes en Mer consortium reinforces the technical excellence of our project. Together, EDPR, ENGIE and E.ON bring the best of European offshore wind to the Dunkerque project,” added Spyridon Martinis, Chief Development Officer & Chief Operating Officer Offshore of EDP Renewables.

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