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France will launch a new offshore wind tender off Oléron in response to the announced increase in offshore wind targets, François de Rugy, France's minister for ecological transition, said. The new project will have the capacity of between 500MW and 1,000MW, de Rugy said at the launch of the 480MW Saint-Nazaire offshore wind project. No timeline was […]
France has selected the consortium of EDF Renouvelables, innogy and Enbridge to construct and develop the Dunkirk offshore wind project. The tariff proposed by the consortium ''was significantly lower than EUR 50/MWh'', François de Rugy, said during the launch of the 480MW Saint-Nazaire offshore wind project in Saint-Nazaire. The strike price for this tender was initially expected […]
France will increase its offshore wind tendering target from around 600MW a year to 1GW a year until 2028 as the Dunkirk tender has shown that the costs are decreasing, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said. ''Today, the project off Dunkirk shows that costs fall even faster when projects are well set up,'' Prime Minister Philippe […]
Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar and President of France Emmanuel Macron have submitted a joint request to the European Commission seeking financial support for the Celtic Interconnector electricity link between Ireland and France. The Taoiseach and President Macron have co-signed a letter before the European Council meeting in Brussels, requesting Jean-Claude Juncker’s support for […]
Wpd France has signed an agreement with DORIS Engineering to deliver studies for floating offshore wind in French waters. Under the agreement, DORIS said it will provide strategic expertise in aero-hydrodynamic, mooring, cables, geotechnical and structural issues. According to the French company, the research and studies will provide wpd with insights in terms of technologies, construction and […]
France has moved up two positions and is now the third most attractive destination globally for investment in renewable energy due in part to a new focus on floating offshore wind. This is according to the 53rd EY Renewable energy country attractiveness index (RECAI). As reported earlier, France intends to issue offshore wind tenders with a combined capacity of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
France plans to issue offshore wind tenders with a combined capacity of up to 6GW by 2028, according to the recently released Multiannual Energy Programme (Programmation pluriannuelle de l’énergie (PPE)). This is nearly three times as much compared to a proposal floated in November 2018, where only 2.2GW of new offshore wind capacity was to […]
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.
Six floating wind companies have called on the French Government to include up to 5GW of floating wind capacity in the country's revised multiannual energy program, to be brought online by 2030.
Following a delay of several months, France has launched a tender for the development and operation of a wind farm offshore Dunkerque.
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.
Floating offshore wind turbine Floatgen, the first offshore wind turbine installed off the French coast, has started delivering electricity to the grid.
Prysmian Group has secured inter-array cable contracts worth over EUR 220 million for three offshore wind farms in France.
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.
France has re-negotiated feed-in tariffs for six previously approved offshore wind projects with a combined capacity of 3GW.
Spanish floating wind platform developer Saitec Offshore Technologies has been awarded three weeks at IFREMER's wave basin facilities in France to further validate and develop its SATH technology due to funding from the European network Marinet2.
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 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.
Belgian transmission system operator Elia has appointed London Offshore Consultants (France) SARL as the marine warranty surveyor for submarine cables and the Offshore SwitchYard (OSY) platform for the Modular Offshore Grid (MOG) project in the Belgian North Sea.
STX France has organised a delivery ceremony for the Arkona offshore substation in Saint-Nazaire, France.
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.
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.
The IFA2 (Interconnexion France-Angleterre) interconnector attained all of the required UK statutory consents, and Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has now issued a comprehensive decision for the project under the TEN-E Regulations.