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WIND IN FRANCE : Several offshore wind projects are being developed at different stages of advancement in France :
- 6 commercial fixed offshore wind power projects of 500 MW each (on the sites of Le Tréport, Fécamp, Courseulles-sur-Mer, Saint-Brieuc, Noirmoutier-en-l'Ile/Ile d'Yeu, Saint-Nazaire);
- 4 floating wind projects of 25 MW each (on the sites of Groix, Leucate, Gruissan and Fos-sur-Mer) have already been awarded by the French government with installation targets between 2020 and 2021 ;
- In addition, consultations were launched to prepare a call for tenders for commercial floating wind farms.
Worldwide, at the end of 2016, more than 3,590 wind turbines were installed, with a total capacity of 12.6 GW.
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