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  • 11 January 2021
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Boluda France and HST Marine have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a joint venture company providing crew transfer services to the offshore wind market in France. The UK-based HST owns and operates seven crew transfer vessels and has so far carried out over 50,000 technician transfers to offshore structures across the European […]

  • 7 December 2020
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    French government has selected an area off Cotentin as the place where its eighth offshore wind farm will be built, and launched a competitive tender process with a plan to select a developer in 2022. French Ecological Transition Minister Barbara Pompili and Minister of the Sea Annick Girardin announced the selection of the offshore wind […]

  • 3 December 2020
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The Saint-Brieuc offshore wind project is now free from any appeals before the French courts, according to an update from Ailes Marines on 3 December. The appeal had been filed by the Association for the Protection of the Sites of Erquy and Surrounding Sites (ASPE), Erquy Environnement and others, requesting the Council of State to […]

  • 12 November 2020
    Business & Finance

    Dolfines and 8.2 France are joining forces to offer integrated services to the wind energy market, especially the offshore one, by combining their technical expertise in wind turbines, electrical infrastructures and foundations. The offshore wind market’s growth represents a unique opportunity for an integrated player, according to the two companies, with strong growth in the […]

  • 2 October 2020
    Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    The Spanish Navantia-Windar consortium has launched the production of foundation components for the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm in the Brest polder, France. Navantia-Windar has presented the main achievements delivered in its construction program for 34 of the 62 foundations that will be built in France for the wind farm. The technology chosen by Ailes Marines, […]

  • 15 September 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    GE Renewable Energy has produced the first turbine nacelle for the 480 MW Saint-Nazaire – France’s first offshore wind farm. This nacelle, which contains the generator, is the first in a series of 80 Haliade 150-6 MW wind turbines produced for the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm to be assembled by GE Renewable Energy at the […]

  • 21 July 2020
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    France’s National Commission for Public Debate (CNDP) has launched a public consultation on future floating wind projects offshore southern Brittany. The country’s Multiannual Energy Programme (Programmation pluriannuelle de l’énergie (PPE)) calls for 8.75 GW of offshore wind capacity to be put out to tender between 2020 and 2028, and for the development of up to […]

  • 3 June 2020
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    Spanish energy giant Iberdrola is very interested in participating in future offshore wind capacity auctions in France, the company’s CEO and Chairman Ignacio Galán, said. This comes as Iberdrola announced it will invest between EUR 3 and EUR 4 billion in renewable energy projects in France over the next four years, both in onshore and […]

  • 2 June 2020
    Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

    Siemens Gamesa has selected a consortium led by GTM Normandie-Centre for the construction of its offshore wind turbine plant in Le Havre, France. The 20-hectare factory, to be built on the Quai Joannès Couvert in the Port of Le Havre, will be the first in the world to manufacture all main offshore wind turbine components […]

  • 8 May 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    MOJO Maritime France SAS has won a contract to investigate potential unexploded ordnance (UXO) targets along the export cable route connecting the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm to the French grid. MOJO Maritime will, through the use of ROVs and/or divers, investigate and identify the nature of the potential UXO targets along the submarine cable route […]

  • 23 April 2020
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    France will put up to 8.75 GW of offshore wind capacity out to tender from 2020 to 2028, the Multiannual Energy Programme (Programmation pluriannuelle de l’énergie (PPE)) shows. The new PPE has entered into force on Thursday, 23 April. As proposed earlier, the PPE also increases the intended operating offshore wind capacity from between 4.7GW […]

  • 21 January 2020
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    France has increased its offshore wind tendering target from up to 6GW to up to 8.75GW by 2028, the latest version of the Multiannual Energy Programme (Programmation pluriannuelle de l’énergie (PPE)) shows. The revised PPE, which is now open for public consultation, also increases the intended operating offshore wind capacity from between 4.7GW and 5.2GW […]

  • 8 January 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, R&D

    Akrocean has secured a contract by Meteo-France to supply floating LiDARs for future offshore wind projects in France. Under the four-year master service agreement, Akrocean will provide wind and ocean data using its WINDSEA floating LiDAR with an aim to de-risk future projects in French waters. Established as part of series of measures intended to […]

  • 20 November 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    Nexans has secured a contract with RTE France to provide offshore and onshore power export cables for the Saint Brieuc offshore wind project in France. As part of the EUR 115 million contract, Nexans will supply and install 67km of offshore and 93km of onshore power export cables at the project. The company will supply […]

  • 19 November 2019
    Authorities

    France has launched a public consultation process on a 1GW wind farm project offshore Normandy and potential future projects in the area. The National Commission of Public Debate has organized the consultation on the 1GW wind farm and the future offshore wind projects in Normandy which will run from 15 November 2019 to 15 May […]

  • 3 July 2019
    Jobs & Recruitment

    GE Renewable Energy plans to recruit more than 200 employees at its LM Wind Power wind turbine blade manufacturing site in Cherbourg, France. 60 out of the additional employees were recently recruited and just began intensive training at the factory’s ‘Center of Excellence’. Opened in April 2018, the Cherbourg facility became the first wind turbine […]

  • 14 June 2019
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    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 […]

  • 14 June 2019
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    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 […]

  • 13 June 2019
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    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 […]

  • 29 May 2019
    Grid Connection

    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 […]

  • 22 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    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 […]

  • 16 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    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 […]

  • 16 April 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    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 […]

  • 14 February 2019
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 28 January 2019
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    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 […]