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Start of Public Consultations Concerning the Saint Nazaire Offshore Wind Farm

As the successful bid following the Central Government request for proposals in July 2011, the planned Saint Nazaire offshore wind farm is the subject of public consultations held from 20th March to 20th July 2013. Under the leadership of the Public Consultation Special Commission, the purpose of the consultation process is to inform the public about this major territorial project and to gather feedback.

Ten public meetings to be held in several subdivisions of the Department of Loire Atlantique will offer the chance for dialogue with the project’s contracting party - Éolien Maritime France - and the other participants. The Special Commission has also scheduled consultation opportunities at community events such as markets or festivals. Furthermore, a dedicated website serving as a resource centre and forum for expression is open to all those with an interest in the project.

Some Key Facts about the Project

- 80 wind turbines with a unit capacity of 6 MW and a total output of 480 MW;
- Location: on the Banc de Guérande Bank, 12 km off the coast of Loire Atlantique, opposite the subdivisions of Le Croisic, Batz-sur-Mer and Le Pouliguen, covering a surface area of 78 km²;
- Project led by Éolien Maritime France;
- Connection to the public electricity transmission network by RTE, the state-owned company operating that network.

Find out more

Find all the source documents (summaries, studies, records of public meetings, etc.) and give your opinion via the dedicated public consultation website: http://www.debatpublic-eolienmer-saint-nazaire.org/

 

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