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RWE and Valorem have announced that they have signed a partnership agreement to bid jointly for the bottom-fixed offshore wind farm project off the Island of Oléron (AO7).
Under the terms of this tender, an offshore wind farm with an installed capacity of around 1,000MW will be deployed some 40 kilometers off the Island of Oléron, with commissioning scheduled for 2032-2033. The project area covers a maximum surface area of 180 km², with an average depth of around 60 metres. RWE and Valorem will jointly participate in the competitive dialogue, the next stage of the bidding process following pre-qualification. The tender was launched in October 2022 and the provisional timetable calls for the winner to be chosen in 2024 by CRE (French energy regulatory commission).