First French offshore wind farm opens in St Nazaire

Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 18 September 2022 at 11:06:39 UTC
Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired on 24 September 2022 at 18:04:59 UTC
Author(s): Sentinel Vision team, VisioTerra, France -
Keyword(s): Climate change, coastal, renewable energy, infrastructure, wind power, France, Atlantic Ocean
Fig. 1 - S2 (18.09.2022) - The Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm is a complex of 80 offshore wind turbines along the Atlantic coast of France.
Fig. 2 - S1 (24.09.2022) - It is only the first French offshore wind farm to be connected. It has a 78 km² footprint for a 480 MW power.
The project was born during the first years of 2010. Appeals from local residents push back the start of the work to 2019. The French government plans to reduce administrative delays so as to build future projects twice faster.