The context of the tender

Government commitments

Right from the beginning of the 2000s, the French government embarked on the energy transition:

  • In 2007, the Grenelle Environnement roundtable set the goal of 23% of final energy consumption from renewables by 2020.
  • The Energy Transition for Green Growth Law aims to reduce French greenhouse gas emissions by 40% between 1990 and 2030. This law was passed on 3 March 2015.

Renewables development is an important lever for reaching these goals. One of the objectives of this law is for 32% of final energy consumption to come from renewables by 2030.


From the planning phase to the tender

There was a planning and consultation process in all the maritime metropolitan regions (including Brittany). This process aimed to identify suitable zones for hosting a wind farm off the coast of France. At the end of this process, the French government decided to launch a tender for the construction and operation of offshore wind farms on 6 sites: Le Tréport (Seine-Maritime), Fécamp (Seine-Maritime), Courseulles-sur-Mer (Calvados), Saint-Brieuc (Côtes-d'Armor), Saint-Nazaire (Loire-Atlantique), and Yeu-Noirmoutier (Vendée).
The candidates were divided based on 3 main criteria: the price of electricity, the industrial plan, and the incorporation of pre-existing activities and the environment.
On 6 April 2012, the company Ailes Marines SAS won the tender for the Saint-Brieuc zone.


cartes processus planification

The planning and consultation process led by the French Government and Brittany