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Atlantique Offshore Energy and its consortium partners GE Grid Solutions and Société de Dragage International (SDI), part of the DEME Group, have won a contract to design, manufacture, and install the electrical offshore substation for the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm. The contract was awarded by Eolien Maritime France (EMF), a consortium between EDF Renouvelables and Enbridge, […]
France's minister for ecological transition, François de Rugy, will launch the 480MW Saint-Nazaire offshore wind project in Saint-Nazaire on Friday, 14 June. Minister de Rugy will launch the project at GE's Montoir de Bretagne factory accompanied by Jean-Bernard Levy, CEO of EDF Group, and Hugh Bailey, General Manager of GE France. As reported last week, the Conseil […]
The Conseil d’Etat, France’s supreme administrative court, has dismissed the appeal against the operating permit for the 480MW Saint-Nazaire offshore wind project. All the administrative permits required for the construction and operational phases of the project are now secured, the project developers said. EDF Renewables, a subsidiary of the EDF Group, and Enbridge, a North […]
We bring you the ten most read news on offshoreWIND.biz in the month of April. Jan De Nul Orders Mega Jack-Up Jan De Nul Group has ordered the Voltaire, its third jack-up installation vessel, at COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry in China, in preparation for the wind turbines of the future. First UK Offshore Wind Farm […]
Siemens Gamesa will solidify its leading position in offshore wind after replacing GE on two projects Eolien Maritime France (EMF) is developing in France, according to GlobalData. As reported, Siemens Gamesa signed a framework agreement with EMF for the supply and service of turbines for two of EMF’s three French offshore wind projects after GE terminated its supplier status. Both […]
GE Renewable Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding with Eolien Maritime France (EMF) to provide and service Haliade 150-6MW turbines to the first French EMF offshore wind farm to be cleared of any legal recourse. This memorandum of understanding terminates GE's exclusive supplier status on the two other projects carried out by EMF for […]
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and Eolien Maritime France (EMF) have signed a framework agreement with the objective of supplying and servicing offshore wind turbines with a capacity of approximately 1,000MW for two of EMF’s three French offshore wind projects currently under development. Both projects are expected to use SWT-7.0-154 DD offshore wind turbines and are […]
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved the financing for the Saint-Nazaire and Fécamp offshore wind projects in France. EIB did not disclose the amount of the approved financing. The two projects are being developed by Eolien Maritime France (EMF), a joint venture of EDF EN and Enbridge. The 498MW Fécamp offshore wind farm will comprise […]
EDF Energies Nouvelles and Enbridge have applied for funding with the European Investment Bank (EIB) for the Saint-Nazaire and Fécamp offshore wind projects in France. EIB has not disclosed the total cost and the approximate amount of the proposed finance that the companies applied for. Saint-Nazaire is being developed by Eolien Maritime France (EMF), a joint venture of EDF EN […]
The Germany-based SeaRenergy B.V. has opened a new office in the Netherlands.
Prysmian Group has secured inter-array cable contracts worth over EUR 220 million for three offshore wind farms in France.
The NeSSIE project (North Sea Solutions for Innovation in Corrosion for Energy) has launched a competition seeking to develop commercial solutions for corrosion and material challenges in offshore renewables through demonstration projects in the North Sea.
The Nantes Administrative Court of Appeals has dismissed the appeal filed by three environmental organisations which contested the environmental permit granted to the 480MW Parc du Banc de Guérande wind project located some 12 kilometres off the coast of Saint-Nazaire.
Milan-headquartered cable maker Prysmian has been awarded a contract worth more than EUR 300 million with Réseau de Transport d'Électricité (RTE) to develop submarine cable links to connect three planned offshore wind farms to the mainland power grid in France.
The European Commission has selected two new projects for funding under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) which will tackle the corrosion on offshore platforms and look into the development of multi-use offshore platforms. The first project, the North Sea Solutions for Innovation in Corrosion for Energy (NeSSIE), seeks to deliver new business and investment opportunities […]
RTE (Réseau de Transport d'Électricité) is looking for Marine Warranty Surveyor services for the offshore connections of which the French transmission system operator is in charge.
SeaRenergy and Specialist Marine Consultants (SMC) have been awarded with a contract for offshore support services on the 402MW Veja Mate offshore wind farm in the German part of the North Sea. The services started on 01 November with the preparation of the foundations and transition pieces for the installation of the towers and turbines, and […]
Burial of submerged power cables would not appear necessary strictly for biological reasons, according to a study funded by the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), as the electromagnetic fields (EMF) from energized subsea cables neither attract nor repulse fish or invertebrates. EMF strength dissipated relatively quickly with distance from the cable and approached background levels at […]
The SeaRenergy – Fichtner consortium has been awarded a contract to provide revision and development of all risk assessments for offshore and onshore converter stations operated by the Dutch and German transmission systems operator TenneT. The contract has been signed for a minimum of two years. The purpose is to identify potential hazards for people, installations […]
Canadian energy company Enbridge has emerged victorious from the auction for a 49.9% stake in the 497MW EnBW Hohe See offshore wind farm, Reuters cited a source familiar with the matter as saying. The wind farm is being developed by the German energy company EnBW, which said that finding a co-investor was one of the pre-requisites for […]
The first three offshore wind projects off the French coast, to be developed by EDF and Enbridge off Saint-Nazaire, Fécamp and Courseulles-sur-mer, have received prefectural orders "authorizing the installation and operation" of wind farms. However, the 450MW project off Courseulles-sur-mer could face an appeal from several associations preparing a legal action opposing the project construction, according to the national media. […]
Canadian energy company Enbridge has agreed to acquire a 50% interest in Éolien Maritime France SAS (EMF), a French offshore wind development company, for an investment of CAD 282 million (approx. EUR 191 million). Following the acquisition, which is expected to be finalized around 19 May, Enbridge will co-own EMF with EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN). Enbridge […]
[email protected], together with SeaRenergy, has presented the new OAV (Offshore Assistance Vessel) SR1. The shape of the vessel is designed to reduce motions and increase comfort for technicians to mitigate the risk of sea sickness and weather downtime. It accommodates up to 60 persons while being able to stay on location for several weeks offering […]
European Commission, Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (Directorate C – Atlantic, Outermost Regions and Arctic), is seeking contractors for maritime consultancy and business services. The Commission will award four contracts, which amount from EUR 750,000 to EUR 4,350,000. Contracts and their scopes are as follows: 1. Supporting services to the Ocean Energy Forum MARE/2014/12. An Ocean Energy […]
Officials from the Government of Bermuda, Dr. the Hon. E. Grant Gibbons J.P., M.P., Minister of Education and Economic Development and the Hon. Jeanne Atherden, JP, MP, Minister for Health, Seniors and the Environment, recently received the final report from the University of California (Santa Barbara) (UCSB) entitled "Offshore Wind Energy in the Context of Multiple […]
WINDFORCE 2014, the central event of the offshore wind industry, has drawn to a close yesterday on a very positive note. Over three full days, the 14 topic sessions of the conference brought together over 500 national and international experts. At the WINDFORCE trade fair running in parallel, 253 companies exhibited components, services and projects […]