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  • 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

    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

    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 […]

  • 7 April 2017
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Technology

    National Grid UK and France’s Réseau de Transport d’Electricité (RTE) have awarded contracts with a combined value of around EUR 620 million for the supply of cables and converter stations for the 1,000MW IFA2 interconnector.

  • 13 December 2017
    Grid Connection

    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.

  • 16 May 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    France has given itself more power over deciding on the fate of its nuclear giant Alstom. The French government has approved a decree allowing it to stop foreign bidders in acquiring assets in “strategic” energy, water, transport, telecom and health sectors. According to the decree, published in France’s Official Journal, the Economy Minister will have […]

  • 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.

  • 25 December 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    Two offshore wind-related research projects will receive a portion of a EUR 10 million grant through the Investment for the Future program (EMR ITE 2015) launched jointly by France’s Institute for Energy Transition and National Research Agency (ANR). The first offshore wind-related project that will receive part of the funds is research into modeling the role of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 December 2012

    STX France SA has received an order to build one offshore substation due for delivery in 2014 for a wind farm in Northern Europe. STX France will perform the detail design and deliver the substation topside module, the jacket foundation and the piles. The contract will represent around 150 000 man-hours. Construction is expected to […]

  • 16 May 2012

    France’s first offshore wind farm tender, won by EDF in partnership with Alstom and Dong, will help reduce country’s dependence on nuclear power and catch up with the three leading countries in renewable energy capacity, according to PowerEngineering. Based on EWEA’s report published in November, even with the planned offshore wind projects, France has a […]

  • 19 May 2011
    Business & Finance

    GDF SUEZ, VINCI and AREVA have signed a partnership agreement to build up a competitive, sustainable offshore wind… (gdfsuez) [mappress] Source: gdfsuez, May 19, 2011

  • 28 February 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    German energy company E.ON has joined ENGIE and EDP Renewables in a bid to develop a wind farm offshore Dunkirk in France. The Dunkerque Eoliennes en Mer consortium has been forging close ties with all local stakeholders for almost two years to make this project a real example of integration and support of energy transition at the […]

  • 2 February 2011

    A multi-billion-pound plan to erect vast wind farms off France’s Atlantic coast could cost one of the country’s top landmarks, the Mont St… By Henry Samuel (telegraph) [mappress] Source: telegraph, February 02, 2011

  • 29 November 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Representatives from six French coastal regions and the industry have severely criticised France’s offshore wind targets set out in the new multiannual energy programme, describing them as a ”disaster” and ”the worst-case scenario”.

  • 19 November 2019

    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 […]

  • 27 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    France’s Ideol and the Japanese Shizen Energy have signed an agreement to jointly develop a commercial-scale floating offshore wind project in Japan. The multi-megawatt floating wind project will comprise Ideol’s Damping Pool technology located off the coast of Kyushu and will draw upon Shizen’s experience in local project development, Ideol said. Currently, Ideol and Shizen Energy are examining […]

  • 18 June 2013

      The Embassy of Belarus in France reported that the first Belarusian-French offshore wind farm is up and running, writes BelTA news portal. The opening ceremony was held at the Grande Synthe on Saturday under the presence of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to France Pavel Latushko and Grande Synthe Mayor Damien Careme. The […]

  • 14 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    AREVA and STX France today announced a cooperation agreement with a view to optimizing foundations for offshore wind turbines. AREVA will bring its expertise in design and production of wind turbines and STX France its know-how in specialized offshore foundations, with a view to strengthen competitiveness of offshore wind power in European market that should […]

  • 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 […]

  • 31 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Gamesa and Siemens have rejected GE’s first bid to buy offshore wind turbine manufacturer Adwen, Reuters cited sources familiar with the matter as saying. However, GE still has an option to improve its bid before the deadline, a source told Reuters. Adwen is a 50-50 joint venture established in March 2015 between Gamesa and France’s […]

  • 27 February 2017
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    LOC Group’s Paris-based renewables team is providing marine warranty surveying services for the Fécamp, Courseulles-sur-Mer and Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farms in France, developed by a consortium led by EDF Énergies Nouvelles and Enbridge.

  • 28 October 2015

    Adwen has appointed the consortium made up of Egis, Auxitec and Enia Architectes for designing and preparing a detailed implantation scheme of the two factories it plans to build in Le Havre (France). These facilities will produce the nacelles and blades for the 8 MW turbines to be installed in Baie de Saint-Brieuc (2020), Dieppe […]