EDF Renewables has appointed Cédric Le Bousse as its new director of renewable marine energies for France, with immediate effect.
Le Bousse also joins the company’s executive committee, taking over from Béatrice Buffon, who was recently promoted as executive director in charge of the entire international division for all of EDF.
EDF Renewables in France is currently building the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm, and developing three further arrays - off the coasts of Fécamp, Courseulles-sur-Mer and Dunkerque.
The French utility’s global portfolio of offshore wind projects in service, under construction or under development has close to 6.5GW in capacity. The group is also looking to develop floating wind energy.
After graduating in engineering from Mines ParisTech engineering school, Le Bousse began his career at EDF Renewables in 2006, working in the new business department. As project manager, he was involved in developing offshore wind projects in France and then followed up the construction of the 325MW C-Power wind farm off Belgium and the 62MW Teesside wind farm in the UK.
From 2009, he created and structured EDF Renewables’ new subsidiary in Israel. After being appointed chief technical officer of the Polat Energy subsidiary in Turkey in 2012, he was responsible for the engineering, contracting and construction of local wind projects.
Back to France in 2014 as deputy VP Industry for offshore and marine energy projects, he contributed to the structuring of the teams and offshore projects in France, as well as to the launch and construction of the 41. MW Blyth wind farm in the UK.
Since 2016, he has been managing operations in the Asia-Pacific region. He was involved in expanding EDF Renewables’ portfolio in India and China, and has worked on the creation of a joint venture with China Energy Investment Corporation (China Energy) to build and operate the Dongtai IV and V offshore wind farms, which have 500MW in total capacity.
This deal has made EDF Renewables the first foreign offshore wind developer to enter the Chinese market.
In France, EDF Renewables is currently working on major offshore wind farms, including the project under construction off the coast of Saint-Nazaire, and three others at the development stage located off the coasts of Fécamp, Courseulles-sur-Mer and Dunkerque.
All in all, EDF Renewables’ worldwide portfolio of offshore wind projects in service, under construction or under development has close to 6.5 GW in capacity. The Group is also looking to develop its activities in new innovative sectors, such as floating wind energy.