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  • 25 May 2011

      A new book from the International Energy Agency (IEA),Harnessing Variable Renewables: a Guide to the Balancing Challenge, presents a novel method of assessing the resources needed to balance supply and demand in power systems with large shares of ‘variable’ renewables, such as solar photovoltaic, wind and tidal energy. The report, which features case studies […]

  • 20 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    GE said it has updated its April 26 offer to acquire the Power and Grid businesses of Alstom in connection with discussions with Alstom management and the French government on jobs, decision-making in France, access to nuclear steam turbine technology, and support for Alstom Transport. GE’s valuation for Alstom remains unchanged. GE Chairman and CEO […]

  • 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 […]

  • 28 November 2012

    Research and Markets has announced the addition of GlobalData’s new report “Wind Power in France, Market Outlook to 2025 – Capacity, Generation, Market Share, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), Investment Trends, Regulations and Company Profiles” to their offering.  This report provides in depth analysis on global renewable power market and global wind power market with […]

  • 19 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Boralex is planning to sell its interest in the Dunkirk offshore wind project in France to its Vents de Dunkerque consortium partners if the bid is successful. Boralex said that, following a review amid changes in the tender’s competitive conditions and risk profile, its interest in the consortium no longer satisfies the company’s investment criteria. […]

  • 15 October 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    Réseau de Transport d’Electricité (RTE) has opened a tender seeking cable storage services for the Saint-Nazaire, Courseulles-sur-Mer and Fécamp offshore wind projects in France. RTE is looking for a provider of storage services for the 225kV submarine power cables, and optionally junctions and accessories for the three projects. The contractor will be in charge of […]

  • 12 July 2017
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    STX France AS has completed the steel works on the offshore distribution station for the 385MW Arkona wind farm in the Baltic Sea.

  • 18 July 2011

    Only a few weeks ago we noted a trend-bucking investment into nuclear power by France, while the rest of Europe seems poised to phase out the always-controversial energy source. France, which gets about 75 percent of its electricity from nuclear power, isn’t just sitting still on other energy options: the government recently announced a $14.3 […]

  • 12 March 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Tekmar Energy Limited has won a contract from French cable installation specialist Louis Dreyfus TravOcean to supply TekLink® cable protection systems (CPS) for the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm in France. Saint-Nazaire is a 480MW offshore wind farm set for construction off France’s Atlantic Coast and owned by EDF Renewables and Enbridge. It will be the […]

  • 9 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Alstom has announced the signature of an exclusive partnership agreement with STX France, during a meeting of the Region Pays de la Loire strategic committee on marine energies that was held in Nantes on December 6. This agreement covers the supply of transition parts used to affix an offshore wind turbine to its monopile foundations. […]

  • 23 September 2015

    Ségolène Royal, the French Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, has confirmed her participation in OEE2015 in Dublin. Minister Royal joins four other European ministers and an EU Commissioner already confirmed for the high level session at the conference. In a keynote speech on Tuesday 20 October, she will outline what the French government […]

  • 26 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    STX France SA has won the contract to design, build and install a HVAC offshore substation for the 385MW Arkona offshore wind farm. STX France will perform an EPCI contract for the jacket foundation, the piles, and the substation topside. The contract includes a one year maintenance period, following the substation’s delivery in 2018. The company has already selected […]

  • 12 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    The Danish-Swiss wind turbine optimizer ROMO Wind is extending its business activities to France, offering local contact and support for the company’s spinner anemometer technology iSpin which is now available to French wind farm operators. Guillaume Steinmetz has been appointed to the position of a business manager for France and will lead ROMO Wind’s activites from Paris. […]

  • 3 May 2018
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    Belgian structural monitoring specialist 24Sea has established an exclusive cooperation agreement with French renewables engineering specialist Innosea for structural monitoring and design of offshore and onshore wind substructures in France.

  • 24 November 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    Ségolène Royal, France’s Minister of Environment, Energy and the Sea, has announced the launch of a new call for tenders for offshore wind projects off the island of Oléron in the Atlantic as part of the country’s Round 3 offshore wind tender. The new zone, added to the one off Dunkirk announced back in April, has been unanimously […]

  • 26 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    On February 9th 2015, the first Seatower gravity based foundation (GBS) for the Fecamp offshore wind farm was successfully installed 15km off the coast of Normandy. During the course of this project, towage specialist BOLUDA FRANCE provided its expertise, procurement and towage services to contribute to the installation of the very first offshore wind structure […]

  • 12 July 2015

    ABB Wins French Multi-Million Offshore Wind Job ABB has won a contract worth around $25 million from the electrical transmission system operator RTE France to supply transformer products and services for grid connections for ongoing French offshore wind power projects. Bilfinger Wins the Race Bilfinger Mars Offshore has won an order for the production of […]

  • 8 July 2015
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    ABB has won a contract worth around $25 million from the electrical transmission system operator RTE France to supply transformer products and services for grid connections for ongoing French offshore wind power projects. ABB will supply nine 400-megavolt ampere (MVA) booster transformers to help regulate the voltage of power transmitted from four large-scale offshore wind projects […]

  • 19 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Thierry Ripoche has been appointed as Managing Director of Natural Power France, following his five year tenure as Director of Construction and Due Diligence at the company’s Nantes office. This appointment will support the development of Natural Power’s business in France, where it currently operates from three offices across Nantes, Strasbourg and Paris – ensuring […]

  • 7 January 2015

    The French Senate has adopted conclusions of the Joint Committee on a draft bill for the simplification of business life, which will vastly benefit the offshore renewables sector through some of its sections. The industry has welcomed several simplification measures, particularly provisions aimed at creating a unique authorization regime for offshore renewable energy. Section 18 of the Act authorizes the French Government to […]

  • 8 May 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The French government has opposed General Electric’s (GE) current bid of USD 16.9 billion for Alstom, describing it as “not good enough.“ In a letter to the American company, French economy minister Arnaud Montebourg wrote: “As it stands, we unfortunately cannot support the proposals you have made.“ He also stressed the importance of the country’s […]

  • 13 January 2012

    The last major economy in Europe that is not a member of the offshore wind club is due to knock on the clubhouse door this year. France will be joining the club with a huge 3GW enrolment fee. This month, to be precise, 11 January 2012, was the deadline for the tenders to be submitted […]

  • 19 November 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D

    France and Australia move in opposite directions with renewable energy policies, says GlobalData analyst. While France has set ambitious targets to increase the share of renewables in its total energy consumption, Australia has taken a contrasting approach by repealing its 2011 Clean Energy Act, which established the carbon pricing mechanism, according to an analyst with […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 April 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The Syndicat des Energies Renouvelables (SER), a French renewables lobby, will ask for more ambitious targets for offshore wind capacity planned post-2023 during the review of the country’s new energy investment plan scheduled for Friday, 15 April. The French government’s plan calls for the development of 3GW of offshore wind capacity by 2023, with further […]

  • 11 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Eolien Maritime France, a consortium made of EDF EN France, Dong Energy Power Holding and WPD Offshore GmbH, has issued an invitation to tender for wind turbine installation on three French offshore wind sites. A contract for each of the three lots will last for six years (72 months) from the date of award. Deadline for submission of tenders or […]