French power utilities GDF-Suez and ADP Renewables, part of Portugal's Energias de Portugal (EDP.LB) group, have decided to join French nuclear technology group Areva (AREVA.FR) to submit tenders for two offshore wind farm projects in France.

MAIN FACTS:

- The companies will bid for 500-megawatt wind farms to be built at Le Treport, in the English Channel, and near the islands of Yeu and Noirmoutier, on the French Atlantic coast. .

- GDF-Suez is the leading producer of wind energy in France, and EDP Renewables is the third producer of wind power in the world. Together, the two groups have 36,000 megawatts of installed production capacity for renewable energy.

- The tenders will be submitted to the French Regulatory Commission of Energy by Nov. 29. A governmental decision is expected in 2014..

-Write to David Pearson at david.pearson@dowjones.com

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