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  • 27 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    The public comment period for the Les Éoliennes Flottantes du Golfe du Lion (EFGL) floating wind farm pilot project in France has officially closed. The comment period for the project and its transmission system was launched on 23 April and was open for 31 consecutive days. Les Éoliennes Flottantes du Golfe du Lion will comprise […]

  • 12 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved an undisclosed sum to finance the development of the 30 MW Golfe du Lion floating wind project offshore France. The demonstration floating wind farm will feature three V164 MHI Vestas 10 MW wind turbines supported by Principle Power’s WindFloat semi-submersible floating foundations. The turbines will be installed over […]

  • 19 May 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    The last of the three floating wind turbines for the WindFloat Atlantic project will soon set sail from Spain to its designated location off Portugal. Tractebel Engie reported on 17 May that it fully assembled the third WindFloat Atlantic platform in the port of Ferrol.  The turbine should start its journey to the site off […]

  • 11 April 2019
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Quadran Energies Marines has applied for funding with the European Investment Bank (EIB) for the EolMed floating offshore wind project in France. Quadran is seeking approximately EUR 50 million in the application that has been under appraisal since 21 March, EIB said. According to the bank, the project’s environmental impact assessments (EIAs) and permitting will be […]

  • 2 July 2018
    Contracts & Tenders

    A consortium comprising ENGIE, EDP Renewables, Caisse des Dépôts and Eiffage has selected Shoreline to provide a simulation solution for the Les Éoliennes Flottantes du Golfe du Lion (EFGL) floating wind farm pilot project in France.

  • 19 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    The EolMed project team is holding a public comment period for the 25MW floating offshore wind project in France. The comment period for the French pilot project, set to be located some 15km offshore Gruissan, will be held from 21 June to 22 July. The events will take place at the Town Hall of Narbonne, […]

  • 14 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Midi-Pyrénées region (CCI Occitanie) in France is organizing meetings regarding the EolMed and Les Éoliennes Flottantes du Golfe du Lion (EFGL) floating wind projects. The aim of the business-to-business (B2B) meetings is to allow regional companies to better understand the opportunities for collaboration in the two projects. The event will […]

  • 25 February 2019
    Authorities, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    The European Commission has approved French plans to support four demonstration floating wind farms, one in the Atlantic Ocean and three in the Mediterranean. The projects include the Groix Belle Ile wind farm in the Atlantic Ocean, and the Golfe du Lion, Eolmed, and Provence Grand Large wind farms in the Mediterranean Sea. The demonstration floating wind […]

  • 7 October 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has been selected as the preferred supplier for the Groix & Belle-Île floating offshore wind project in France. MHI Vestas will provide its 9.5MW units, which means that the number of offshore wind turbines at the demonstration project will be reduced from four to three. “Installing the 9.5 MW machine for […]

  • 14 June 2019

    iXblue has begun conducting the geophysical survey at the site of the Groix & Belle-Île pilot offshore wind project in France. Under a contract secured with EOLFI, iXblue’s crew of hydrographic surveyors and geophysicist engineers is carrying out the survey onboard the company’s hydrographic research vessel FeliX. According to the company, the survey began this week […]

  • 24 April 2018
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    A consortium comprising ENGIE, EDP Renewables and Caisse des Dépôts has awarded ABS Group with a contract to provide design verification services for the Les Eoliennes Flottantes du Golfe du Lion (EFGL) floating wind farm pilot project in France.

  • 18 November 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Eoliennes Flottantes du Golfe du Lion (EFGL) has selected V164-10.0 MW turbines from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for its 30MW floating wind pilot project in the French Mediterranean. Once installed in 2022, EFGL will feature the world’s most powerful wind turbines in commercial operation, MHI Vestas said. The project, developed by a consortium including Engie […]

  • 17 September 2019
    R&D

    An environmental impact survey has been carried out at the Groix & Belle‐Île pilot floating offshore wind project in France as part of the APPEAL collaborative R&D project. The work, which comes after scientific surveys carried out in April and August last year and this May, took place from 29 August to 8 September at the project site in the South […]

  • 5 April 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Engie, EDP Renewables, Caisse des Dépôts and Eiffage have submitted their pilot floating wind farm proposal to ADEME, the French Environment and Energy Management Agency, based on Principle Power’s WindFloat concept.  From the proposed project areas, the four French companies chose the Leucate site on the Mediterranean. Their project, Les éoliennes flottantes du golfe du Lion, will […]

  • 30 October 2019
    Ports & Logistics

    The Occitanie/Pyrénées-Méditerranée Region has awarded a contract for the port expansion of Port-La-Nouvelle in south-western France to the consortium of Bouygues Travaux Publics and Boskalis Nederland BV. The extension will enable the port to accommodate the construction and assembly of pilot floating wind farms planned off the coast of Occitanie, Bouygues Travaux Publics said. The total […]

  • 3 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    Principle Power has unveiled a new brand identity and logo as part of a rebranding initiative that embodies the company’s new stage in the deployment and commercialization of its floating wind technology.

  • 2 December 2019

    We are bringing you a list of ten most read news on offshoreWIND.biz in the month of November 2019. Japanese Trio Orders Big Wind Turbine Installer Penta-Ocean Construction, Kajima Corporation, and Yorigami Maritime Construction have agreed to jointly construct a wind farm installation vessel capable of installing foundations and turbines with a capacity of between […]

  • 17 October 2018
    Industry Contribution

    By Jon Harman, Head of Renewable Energy and Portfolio Director, New Energy Update Floating offshore wind may still be in the demonstration phase, but the success of early pilot schemes and the plunging prices of fixed foundation machines mean investors are already eyeing the vast new markets the technology will open. According to the latest […]

  • 26 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    UK renewables had a record-breaking year taking a 19.2 per cent share of electricity generation in 2014. Energy statistics, released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change, show that offshore wind also increased energy generation by 16 per cent, reaching 13.3 TWh, compared to the year before. Offshore wind generation in Q4 also increased […]

  • 13 June 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Offshore crew transfer specialist Rix Sea Shuttle has doubled the passenger capacity of one of its vessels to fulfil a contract at Scotland’s largest wind farm.

  • 22 December 2011

    The City of Kingston is the latest Ontario community to express its support for offshore wind in Ontario. At its December 20 Council meeting, Kingston City Council approved a motion supporting the efforts of The Lake Ontario Offshore Network (LOON) – a newly formed consortium of Lake Ontario based organizations that have come together to […]

  • 26 January 2012

    Windstream Energy has announced its decision to invest in Kingston, home to Ontario’s first contracted offshore wind power project. At a press conference yesterday organized by the Lake Ontario Offshore Network (LOON), Windstream announced preliminary agreements with Anchor Concrete Products Ltd., George A. Wright & Son Ltd. and M. Sullivan & Son Ltd. for its […]

  • 27 June 2013

      RenewableUK has welcomed new official Government statistics published today by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) showing that renewable electricity generation was 12.4 TWh in 2013 Q1 an increase of 10% on the same period the previous year. Overall renewables provided 12.3% of power in 2013 Q1, an increase of 1% from […]

  • 26 September 2013
    Authorities

    RenewableUK has welcomed new official Government statistics published today by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) showing that the amount of electricity generated from renewable energy sources reached a new record high of 15.5% of total electricity generation in the second quarter of this year. This is a jump of 5.8% compared with […]

  • 7 April 2016

    On 5 April, the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) became WindEurope.  The organisation explained that its brand needed to evolve as the wind energy, which moved from a niche sector to a mainstream industry, is evolving. “This is a pivotal moment and we look forward to continue to work with you in order to ensure the growth and prosperity […]

  • 21 December 2012

    RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind and marine energy industries, has welcomed a DECC’s report showing that nearly 12% of UK electricity was  produced from renewables. RenewableUK’s Deputy Chief Executive Maf Smith said:  “British homes and businesses are now getting more than 10% of their electricity from renewables on a regular basis, […]