The Conseil d’Etat, France’s supreme court in administrative matters, has approved the operating permit for EDF Renewables and Enbridge’s 480MW Saint Nazaire offshore wind project, bringing to a close a lengthy process of appeals.

“The Conseil d’Etat’s decision is a ringing endorsement of the robust groundwork undertake by EDF Renewables’ and Enbridge’s teams which have been working for 10 years with professionalism, openness and dedication on bringing the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind project through to fruition,” said EDF Renewables chief executive Bruno Bensasson.