The port of Boulogne-sur-Mer, France’s largest fishing port, is owned by the Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie Côte d’Opale, one of the FLIP partners.   In November 2013, the Transport Minister of Boulogne-sur-Mer (Pas-de-Calais) Frédéric Cuvillier gave his support to a new project for a 500-MW offshore wind park. The company WPD, which already has two wind farms in Normandy, has recently presented its 80 turbine scheme for Boulogne-sur-Mer, where it would eventually create direct jobs.

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.