Focus on Fécamp for offshore renewables
The French port of Fécamp, managed by the Département de Seine Maritime, is a key port for coastal trading in the Channel. Recently it has also been investing to diversify its activities, being located only 6 miles away from a future 500-MW wind farm. Awarded in the first round of France's offshore tender, the project is owned by Eolien Maritime France (EMF), a consortium of EDF Energies Nouvelles and DONG Energy. WPD Offshore – the original developer – holds a 30% stake. Thanks to FLIP, ERDF support will support exchanges of information with other French and English ports and allow SMCC to look at renewable energy opportunities, through a series of studies analysing how best to adapt the port infrastructure for O&M facilities.