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  • 30 January 2019
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    France Energie Eolienne (FEE), the country’s wind energy association, has expressed concerns that France’s offshore wind targets proposed in the Multiannual Energy Programme (Programmation pluriannuelle de l’énergie (PPE)) are not ambitious enough. As reported earlier, France plans to tender up to 6GW of offshore wind and floating wind capacity from 2019 to 2028. The country’s […]

  • 16 March 2015

    France is ranked 2nd in Europe regarding the offshore wind potential, just behind the United Kingdom. And while no wind farms are installed to date this will change in the next few years to come. Offshore WIND asked France Energie Eolienne (FEE), the French wind energy association, to provide an update on the current status and […]

  • 6 August 2012

    In April 2012 the French Government under President Sarkozy announced the results of the first round for offshore wind energy licences. Companies and consortia had been invited to tender for the licences following the terms and conditions set out by the Commission of Energy Regulation (CRE). The tenders were for a total maximum power of […]

  • 25 November 2011

    Irish tidal energy technology company, OpenHydro, has been honoured at the 2011 Ireland France Business Awards for their outstanding company performance in 2011 and promotion of bilateral trade and investment between Ireland and France. At an awards ceremony held in Paris, OpenHydro was selected as The Best Irish Company in France owing to its major […]

  • 23 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Environment, R&D

    France will launch preliminary studies on the development of floating wind farms off Brittany and in the Mediterranean, as well as preliminary technical studies and a public debate on the proposed wind farm off Oléron in 2018, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said.

  • 8 December 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    STX France has started fabrication works for the offshore substation that will be installed at the Rentel offshore wind farm site in Belgium. The first steel cutting for the substation took place yesterday at STX France’s yard in Saint-Nazaire. Design of both the foundation and the topside has been carried out by STX France. The substation will comprise a 1,600t monopile foundation […]

  • 8 April 2012

    UBIFRANCE, the French export-support agency, will welcome 35 companies on the French pavilion at EWEA 2012, the leading European event of its kind, organised by the European Wind Energy Association. EWEA 2012 will take place at the Bella Center in Copenhagen (Denmark), from 16 to 19 April 2012. The 35 innovative companies on the French […]

  • 13 June 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    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 […]

  • 29 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    Italian shipbuilding company Fincantieri will take over STX France, after Italian and French governments agreed on a shared ownership agreement on Wednesday, 27 September. 

  • 30 June 2010
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    In June, REpower Systems AG  passed the one gigawatt milestone with wind energy systems installed in France. The manufacturer has installed around 500 turbines across the country since 2002. This corresponds to 20% of France’s existing wind energy capacity. Alongside its activities in the sale, installation and maintenance of onshore turbines, REpower also intends to […]

  • 29 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    In November of this year, OutSmart will be opening an office in Paris. After the Netherlands and Germany, France is the third country where OutSmart will settle. “The reason we chose for Paris, is that we want to provide our services to France. The offshore wind market in France is developing fast, which makes it an […]

  • 7 July 2015
    Grid Connection

    STX France has inaugurated its ANEMOS facility, dedicated for marine energy, in the presence of Véronique Schaaf, state representative of Chateaubriand, Christophe Clergeau, vice-president of the Pays-de-la-Loire Region and David Samzun, President of CARENE. During the ceremony, STX France announced an order for two 500 MW substations. Both clients based in Northern Europe, who wished to […]

  • 12 February 2018
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, R&D

    The results of the call for offshore wind tenders in the Dunkirk area in France will be released in March, said French Secretary of State Sébastien Lecornu.

  • 17 September 2019
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    France’s RTE Réseau de Transport d’Electricité has issued a tender for the investigation of potential unexploded ordnance (UXO) targets along the export cable route which will connect the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm to the grid. The purpose of the work is to investigate with remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and/or divers the potential UXO targets along […]

  • 7 October 2019
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    The European Commission has awarded a EUR 530 million grant for the Celtic Interconnector electricity link between Ireland and France. The decision comes after Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar and President of France Emmanuel Macron sought financial support from the Commission in May for the 700MW electricity link. Funds come from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) program, the […]

  • 12 April 2019
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    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 […]

  • 14 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    International renewable energy consultancy Natural Power has acted as lead due diligence engineer for the acquisition of a portfolio of eight operational wind farms in France. Natural Power as technical advisor together with KPMG acting as financial advisor and also undertaking the financial due diligence, acted on behalf of the buyer, a consortium whose members […]

  • 24 February 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The foundation stone for ElecLink, the GBP 490 million interconnector between UK and France, was laid yesterday, marking the start of works on the 1GW link between the two countries that will, i.a., enable higher levels of renewables in the two countries’ power grids.

  • 16 May 2017
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    France’s energy regulator Commission de régulation de l’énergie (CRE) has pre-selected ten bids for the development of an offshore wind farm project off Dunkerque, according to local media.

  • 6 August 2014

    Airborne officially registered a business unit  in Cherbourg, France last month. Airborne Marine France will support the emerging tidal industry in the future through a dedicated manufacturing facility for composite tidal blades in France. In addition, it is foreseen that in the future, composite ship propellers as well as highly loaded marine structures, e.g. for […]

  • 8 February 2011
    R&D

    Technip, a French-based oil and gas engineering company, and Nenuphar, a wind-power startup, announced that they will soon launch Vertiwind,…   By Katie Gatto (physorg) [mappress] Source: physorg, February 08, 2011

  • 4 July 2018
    Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    The Floatgen floating offshore wind turbine is now ready to supply clean energy to the French electrical grid, after Mojo Maritime replaced a defective connection box at the SEM-REV test site, which was preventing an electrical connection to marine energy converters.

  • 28 November 2018
    Authorities

    The French government presented a multiannual energy programme on 27 November, revealing plans to increase onshore wind capacity from the current 14.3GW to some 35GW by 2030 and to add further 2.2GW of offshore wind, on top of the 3GW already tendered and waiting to be built.

  • 27 February 2019
    Grid Connection

    Cable laying vessel Cable Enterprise has arrived at Prysmian Group’s factory in Pikkala, Finland, to load the first batch of cables for the IFA2 (Interconnexion France-Angleterre) interconnector project. Over a ten-day period, over 100 kilometres of ± 320 kV DC submarine cables will be loaded onto the vessel. The IFA2 interconnector is a 1GW high voltage direct […]

  • 22 March 2018
    Grid Connection, Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    The offshore substation topside built for the Arkona offshore wind farm has left STX France’s yard in Saint Nazaire and is now en route to the German Baltic Sea.

  • 4 January 2018
    Grid Connection, Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    STX France has loaded a substation topside built for the Rentel offshore wind farm onto a barge in the Nantes Saint-Nazaire Port in France.