Spanish wind developer Iberdrola has announced that EOLE-RES, a specialist in the design, development, construction and operation of renewable energy projects, has joined the consortium preparing to bid for two offshore wind farm sites in France.
Iberdrola has already partnered with Areva in an effort to have the company provide the wind turbines for this project. Technip, a provider of project management, engineering and construction for the energy industry, also joined forces with these companies in August to ensure the construction and engineering projects met timelines and budgets.
Iberdrola says that a benefit of bringing EOLE-RES on board is the company's sister company, RES Offshore, which specializes in the development, technology and engineering for offshore wind projects.
The consortium also has bids to potentially provide an additional 750 MW to the Saint-Nazaire zone off the Atlantic Coast and another 500 MW to the Saint-Brieuc zone in Northern Brittany.
The French government has plans to name the successful bidders for these projects in April 2012.