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iXblue has begun conducting the geophysical survey at the site of the Groix & Belle-Île pilot offshore wind project in France. Under a contract secured with EOLFI, iXblue's crew of hydrographic surveyors and geophysicist engineers is carrying out the survey onboard the company's hydrographic research vessel FeliX. According to the company, the survey began this week […]
The Conseil d’Etat, France’s supreme administrative court, has dismissed the appeal against the operating permit for the 480MW Saint-Nazaire offshore wind project. All the administrative permits required for the construction and operational phases of the project are now secured, the project developers said. EDF Renewables, a subsidiary of the EDF Group, and Enbridge, a North […]
The German Buss Offshore Solutions and French logistics services provider IDEA Groupe have officially entered into a joint venture dedicated to the offshore wind market in France. The news follows the signing of a declaration of intent for establishing the Buss IDEA Offshore joint venture which took place in September last year. Buss IDEA Offshore will be […]
SeaRoc Group has established a partnership with the French Valemo for the offshore wind sector in France. According to SeaRoc Managing Director Steve Pears, the partnership will allow bringing the company's experience to the French offshore wind sector with the launch of the SeaPlanner software. “Our Strategic Alliance Program has already offered the benefits of […]
Siemens Gamesa will solidify its leading position in offshore wind after replacing GE on two projects Eolien Maritime France (EMF) is developing in France, according to GlobalData. As reported, Siemens Gamesa signed a framework agreement with EMF for the supply and service of turbines for two of EMF’s three French offshore wind projects after GE terminated its supplier status. Both […]
GE Renewable Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding with Eolien Maritime France (EMF) to provide and service Haliade 150-6MW turbines to the first French EMF offshore wind farm to be cleared of any legal recourse. This memorandum of understanding terminates GE's exclusive supplier status on the two other projects carried out by EMF for […]
Six French coastal regions and the offshore wind industry have called on the French government to increase offshore wind ambitions in the Multiannual Energy Program (Programmation pluriannuelle de l’énergie (PPE)). As reported earlier, France plans to tender up to 6GW of offshore wind and floating wind capacity from 2019 to 2028. The country’s operating capacity is expected to […]
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 […]
Quadran Energies Marines has applied for funding with the European Investment Bank (EIB) for the EolMed floating offshore wind project in France. Quadran is seeking approximately EUR 50 million in the application that has been under appraisal since 21 March, EIB said. According to the bank, the project's environmental impact assessments (EIAs) and permitting will be […]
U.S. Berger Geosciences and Integral Consulting and France's Akrocean have established BIA Offshore Studies to deliver site characterization services for the U.S. offshore wind market. According to the parties, the global ambition of BIA Offshore is to support and accelerate U.S. offshore wind development by providing tailor-made services through a single structure. The partnership is […]
Prysmian Group has won a contract to develop a turnkey cable system for the Provence Grand Large floating offshore wind project in France. Under the EUR 30 million deal, Prysmian will supply 3km of inter-array cables, 19km of export cables and onshore cables for a 9km route. All submarine cables will be produced at the company's centers of […]
The prefect of the Normandy and the Seine-Maritime and the prefect of the Somme region have authorized the construction of the 496MW Dieppe-Le Tréport offshore wind farm and the accompanying grid link. The decision follows the period of public discussions on the application, which were held from 16 October to 29 November last year. Both Departmental […]
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has submitted a building permit application for a wind turbine production plant in Le Havre, France. Siemens Gamesa submitted the application to the mayor of Le Havre on 25 February, a spokesperson from the company told Offshore WIND. According to the company, the turbine production facility will be focused on supplying the Dieppe-Le […]
The European Commission has approved French plans to support four demonstration floating wind farms, one in the Atlantic Ocean and three in the Mediterranean. The projects include the Groix Belle Ile wind farm in the Atlantic Ocean, and the Golfe du Lion, Eolmed, and Provence Grand Large wind farms in the Mediterranean Sea. The demonstration floating wind […]
French marine renewable energy specialist Naval Energies is using Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform to develop new offshore floating wind turbines. “The sea represents a source of renewable energy that can help to satisfy the needs of the world’s growing population while ensuring a carbon-free footprint,” said Laurent Schneider Maunoury, CEO, Naval Energies. “As we work […]
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Midi-Pyrénées region (CCI Occitanie) in France is organizing meetings regarding the EolMed and Les Éoliennes Flottantes du Golfe du Lion (EFGL) floating wind projects. The aim of the business-to-business (B2B) meetings is to allow regional companies to better understand the opportunities for collaboration in the two projects. The event will […]
Atkins has been appointed to deliver the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) and Detailed Design of wind turbine jacket substructures for the 496MW St Brieuc offshore wind farm.
Engie and EDP Renewables have entered into an alliance with the Japan-based Sumitomo Corporation for the development of the Dieppe et Le Tréport and Iles d’Yeu et de Noirmoutier offshore wind projects in France.
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''.
SBM Offshore's wind floater design, including its mooring system and featuring a commercially available offshore wind turbine, has been granted an Approval in Principle (AIP) by classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).
France's Minister of Ecology François de Rugy has signed the letters approving re-negotiated feed-in-tariffs for six offshore wind projects selected in the country's first two tendering rounds.
The French Vendee Prefecture issued authorizations for the construction of the 496MW Iles d’Yeu et de Noirmoutier offshore wind farm.
The regional council of Pays de la Loire in France is opening consultations for new offshore wind areas.
The Hamburg-based Buss Offshore Solutions and the St. Nazaire-based logistics services provider IDEA Groupe have established a joint venture, Buss IDEA Offshore, to offer a wide range of logistics services for the French offshore market.
More than 70 companies and institutions, including some of the leading offshore wind developers and equipment manufacturers, have called for the development of 3GW of floating offshore wind in the French Mediterranean by 2030.
A consortium comprising ENGIE, EDP Renewables, Caisse des Dépôts and Eiffage has selected Shoreline to provide a simulation solution for the Les Éoliennes Flottantes du Golfe du Lion (EFGL) floating wind farm pilot project in France.