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17 June 2020 - 10:00 • 1450 views



Éoliennes en Mer Iles d’Yeu et de Noirmoutier (EMYN) and the SAEM Vendée confirm the renewing of their partnership for the Vendée Globe 2020

- A commitment to sustainability in the Vendée region

In renewing its support as the “Official Renewable Energy Supplier” to the Vendée Globe, EMYN continues the major commitment made by local companies, as required by the second offshore wind energy tenders launched in 2013, to promote and support emblematic events in the Vendée region. EMYN joins the institutional and economic organisations collaborating alongside the SAEM Vendée working to deliver ocean racing’s flagship sporting event.

After the great human adventure that was the 2016 edition, we are proud to continue our involvement in this ninth Vendée Globe race and thus share common values ​​linked to the sea and the wind, which challenge human, technological logistical endeavours. These type of challenges are similar to those we encounter in the development of the offshore wind farm in the Yeu and Noirmoutier islands, ” said Paolo Cairo, Director of wind turbine projects and sea services.

It is the same wind, the driving force behind wind turbines at sea, which propels the boats of the Vendée Globe in their quest to race around the world. We are very proud that Éoliennes en Mer des Îles d'Yeu et Noirmoutier, which is creating a wind farm off the Vendée coast, is once again supporting the Vendée Globe,” concludes Yves Auvinet, President of the SAEM Vendée.

- Partner of the Ile d'Yeu skipper Benjamin Dutreux

For the fifth consecutive year, EMYN is also proud to support Benjamin Dutreux, a Vendée skipper from the Isle of Yeu, who will take part in the globally renowned solo non stop race around the world for the first time. "Even if the Vendée Globe is a solo race, it requires considerable teamwork. In particular, I would like to thank the EMYN collaborators for supporting me in this great adventure represented by the legend of Everest of the seas, "recalls Benjamin Dutreux.

Wind turbines in the sea Islands of Yeu and Noirmoutier (EMYN)

In 2014 the company Eoliennes en Mer Iles d'Yeu and Noirmoutier (EMYN) won the tender process launched by the state for the development of an offshore wind farm off the islands of Yeu and Noirmoutier. In October 2018, EMYN obtained the administrative authorizations necessary for the construction of the wind park, which is scheduled to be commissioned by 2023, subject to the any appeals against the project. This company has ENGIE (31%), EDP Renewables (29.5%), Sumitomo Corporation (29.5%) and Banque des Territoires (10%) as shareholders.

EMYN takes part in the battle against global warming

As a player in marine renewable energies, EMYN participates in the fight against climate change by contributing to the ambitions set by the Energy-climate law (adopted in 2019) to reach the target of 33% of renewable energies in the French energy mix by 2030.

Off the Vendée coast EMYN is developing an offshore wind farm with an installed capacity of 496 MW which should produce an average of 1900 GWh per year of renewable energy. This corresponds to the annual electricity consumption of nearly 800,000 people, that means more than the entire Vendée population.

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