Deme, Shell and Quadran join forces for offshore project Dunkirk

Shell, Deme and Quadran Energies Marines from France will join forces for the tender for the construction, operation and maintenance of a new offshore wind farm in the French section of the North Sea.

To this end, they have established the joint venture Moulins de Flandre, which is headquartered in Dunkirk. Earlier, Deme had already individually participated in the tender for the new wind farm. The French Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) has already included the Belgian hydraulic engineering company in its preselection.

For the last couple of months, the three partners have been regularly meeting in Dunkirk with industrial and scientific parties in Dunkirk and Hauts de France. They do this in order to sustainably involve more partners in the project, including research centres, universities, possible subcontractors, politicians, sailors, dockworkers and residents’ associations.

Maintenance hub

If it is selected, then Moulins de Flandre commits itself to setting up the maintenance hub of the wind farm in Dunkirk. This should provide approximately 150 local jobs throughout the entire life cycle of the wind farm, which will be at least 25 years.

Author: Larissa van Heiningen

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