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Engie and EDP Renewables have entered into an alliance with the Japan-based Sumitomo Corporation for the development of the Dieppe et Le Tréport and Iles d’Yeu et de Noirmoutier offshore wind projects in France.
France’s Minister of Ecology François de Rugy has signed the letters approving re-negotiated feed-in-tariffs for six offshore wind projects selected in the country’s first two tendering rounds.
The French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition has authorized the operation of two offshore wind farms with a combined capacity of nearly 1GW.
The French Vendee Prefecture issued authorizations for the construction of the 496MW Iles d’Yeu et de Noirmoutier offshore wind farm.
The regional council of Pays de la Loire in France is opening consultations for new offshore wind areas.
Developers behind the six French offshore wind projects for which the feed-in tariffs were recently re-negotiated have welcomed the confirmation that the projects are now ready to move forward.
France has re-negotiated feed-in tariffs for six previously approved offshore wind projects with a combined capacity of 3GW.
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe will decide on the fate of the six already approved offshore wind projects in the next few days, according to Le Syndicat des Energies Renouvelables (SER), a French renewables lobby.
The French Senate has voted against a proposed amendment which would allow the government to renegotiate the feed-in tariffs of the six offshore wind projects selected in Round 1 and Round 2 tenders, according to local media.
The French government has submitted to the Senate a package of laws which includes a proposal to renegotiate the terms of the six offshore wind projects selected in the first two tender rounds, the French financial daily Les Echos reports.
Subsea 7 is bidding on a tender to provide and install foundations for the Dieppe et Le Tréport and Iles d’Yeu et de Noirmoutier offshore wind farms in France.
French Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot has approved the switch from the Adwen 8MW to the Siemens Gamesa 8MW turbine to be used on the 496MW Bay of Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm, Ailes Marines, the developer of the project, said.
Danish consulting engineering company Niras has won a contract to set up a plan for decommissioning of two offshore wind projects in France with a combined capacity of nearly 1GW which are still avaiting final investment decision.
Offshore WIND’s most read news from 18 to 24 September 2017.
Following Siemens Gamesa’s decision to replace Adwen’s 8MW turbines, proposed to be installed at three French offshore wind farms, Ailes Marines informed it had sought the approval from the French Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, Nicolas Hulot, with the decision expected shortly.
Siemens Gamesa will deliver its 8MW offshore wind turbine (D8) for two projects off the French coast: Dieppe-Le Tréport and Yeu-Noirmoutier, totalling almost 1GW, replacing Adwen’s AD8 model. The recently created company – and the owner of Adwen – also plans to do this for Ailes Marines’ Bay of Saint-Brieuc project.
ODE and DORIS Engineering, both part of the DORIS Group, have been awarded Owners Engineer contracts covering the wind turbine generator installation and the marine construction management for the Éoliennes en mer Dieppe et Le Tréport and the Iles d’Yeu et de Noirmoutier wind farms off France.
Adwen has filed applications for construction permits for two wind turbine manufacturing factories in Le Havre, France, the company confirmed to Offshore WIND following reports in French media.
After Engie and EDP Renewable (EDPR) announced they are jointly taking part in the next stage of the third offshore wind call for tenders in France, the country will further see Iberdrola, EDF EN, and wpd participating in the new “competitive dialogue” tendering process.