Vendée Globe 2020
EMYN Company has become an official supplier for the Vendée Globe
The Éoliennes en Mer îles d’Yeu et de Noirmoutier (EMYN) company and the SAEM Vendée, the company that organises the Vendée Globe, todayAdd an event for today annonunced their partnership has been renewed for the 2020 Vendée Globe, the legendary non-stop solo race around the world without assistance.
Committed to the sustainable promotion of the Vendée Area
By renewing this partnership as “Official Renewable Energy Supplier” for the Vendée Globe, EMYN has extended the major commitment made with local bodies in 2013 to promote and support emblematic events in Vendée.
EMYN has joined local institutions and firms working alongside the SAEM Vendée which runs the leading sporting event in the nautical sector.
What has been said...
“It is this same wind that turns our turbines at sea that propels the Vendée Globe boats as they make their way around the world. We are very proud that the Éoliennes en Mer des Îles d'Yeu et de Noirmoutier company, which is setting up a wind farm off the coast of Vendée, has once again offered their support to the Vendée Globe.”
President of the SAEM Vendée
“After the incredible human adventure in the 2016 edition, we are proud to be involved in this ninth Vendée Globe and share the values linked to the sea and wind, while taking up human, technological and logistical challenges. Challenges which are similar to those we face in developing the wind farm at sea off the islands of Yeu and Noirmoutier.”
Project Manager for Éoliennes en Mer Services
About Éoliennes en Mer îles d’Yeu et de Noirmoutier (EMYN)
The Éoliennes en Mer îles d’Yeu et de Noirmouteir (EMYN) company is developing a wind farm out at sea off the coast of Vendée offering 496 MW of power, which should generate an average of 1900 GWh per year of sustainable energy, which corresponds to the annual consumption of electricity of almost 800,000 people, or in other words more than the total population of Vendée.
The Éoliennes en Mer îles d’Yeu et de Noirmoutier (EMYN) company won the state’s call for tender in 2014 to develop a wind farm at sea off the islands of Yeu and Noirmoutier. In October 2018, EMYN obtained the administrative permits required to build the farm, which is due to come into service in 2023, unless there is an appeal against the process. This company is owned by ENGIE (31%), EDP Renewables (29.5%), Sumitomo Corporation (29,5%) and the Banque des Territoires (10%).
EMYN is involved in the fight against global warming
A leading player in the marine renewables sector, EMYN is involved in the fight against global warming by contributing to achieving the targets laid down by the Energy-climate law (adopted in 2019) of reaching the goal of 33% renewable energy for France’s power supply by 2030.