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  • 21 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited welcomed Vice Admiral Stéphane Verwaerde, Deputy Chief of the French Navy, to its private Wave Energy Research Facility yesterday in Western Australia. Carnegie’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr Michael Ottaviano and Project Development Officer, Mr Tim Sawyer, gave the Vice Admiral and his party a tour of the Fremantle […]

  • 20 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    The American energy giant General Electric (GE) is considering an asset sale to French companies in order to get the French government’s nod for the Alstom deal. According to Bloomberg, GE is in talks with French companies over possible ventures in Alstom’s nuclear, wind turbine and rail signaling businesses, or even a sale thereof. Even […]

  • 5 October 2012
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The construction of Anholt Offshore Wind Farm is subject to much attention. In mid-September, the Danish Wind Industry Association, Vindindustrien, and DONG Energy invited around 200 guests to visit the wind farm, and on Tuesday 25 September, the French ambassador to Denmark, Véronique Bujon-Barré, visited Anholt Offshore Wind Farm together with a delegation of business […]

  • 4 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    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 […]

  • 20 February 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

    French President François Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel decided yesterday in Paris to strengthen the German-French cooperation in the field of energy policy. “As the German-French exchange platform for the offshore industry, we support this decision,” said Mélanie Persem, Managing Director of the German-French renewables office (DFBEE). On the occasion of the second Franco-German […]

  • 26 May 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The American giant General Electric has prolonged its deadline for the Alstom bid by three more weeks. The deadline was moved to 23rd of June after the French government requested more time to address its concerns over the €12.4 billion bid for Alstom’s energy businesses through discussion with other companies. “We view this extension positively,” […]

  • 8 April 2012

    UBIFRANCE, the French export-support agency, will welcome 35 companies on the French pavilion at EWEA 2012, the leading European event of its kind, organised by the European Wind Energy Association. EWEA 2012 will take place at the Bella Center in Copenhagen (Denmark), from 16 to 19 April 2012. The 35 innovative companies on the French […]

  • 19 July 2012

    The French Senate has published a report regarding the costs of electricity production, which shows an estimation made by EDF, according to which France would not be able to meet its 2020 offshore wind capacity targets. The biggest French renewable energy developer forecasts that the country will be on its way to producing 3,928MW by […]

  • 30 October 2013

    UBIFRANCE, the French export-support agency, will present an array of leading companies during the EWEA Offshore 2013 trade show, in Frankfurt (Germany), from 19 to 21 November 2013. The companies will be exhibiting on the 200m² French Pavilion, in co-operation with the Renewable Energies Trade Association of France (SER), the French Wind Power Professionals Association […]

  • 1 December 2016
    Authorities, R&D

    The French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) has launched a new study titled “Characterisation of technological innovations and industrial maturity in the wind sector”. The study will use global technology expertise, industry engagement and expert cost of energy modelling to assess the opportunities for the French market and supply chain in offshore, both fixed […]

  • 25 June 2012

    Agentschap NL has organized a trip to The Netherlands for a number of French journalists from various French media to show what knowledge, skills and products the Netherlands can offer in the field of offshore wind energy. Background of this trip is the tender for the construction of offshore wind farms at the coast of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    A consortium led by GDF SUEZ, including EDP Renewables, Neoen Marine, and AREVA, has been recommended to the French government as a preferred developer of two French offshore wind farms, according to the country’s media. The Regulatory Commission of Energy (CRE), an independent administrative body in charge of regulating the French electricity and gas markets, […]

  • 6 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    French companies Nass&Wind Industrie, a subsidiary of Nass&Wind Group, and Offshore Foundation Solutions (OFS) have signed an agreement under which the companies will cooperate to develop concrete floating offshore wind platforms. The partnership was initiated in early 2015 with an aim to unite the expertise of Nass&Wind in floating offshore wind and OFS in the design of offshore […]

  • 7 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    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 […]

  • 10 February 2012

    Blue Water Shipping has just finished a promotion tour in France – focusing on the development of French offshore wind. Blue Water Shipping spent a week visiting several French ports which potentially are going to play a role in future French offshore wind projects. Blue Water Shipping was represented by Søren Stougaard and Jacob Kjærgaard […]

  • 14 November 2013
    R&D, Technology

    On Tuesday, Siemens signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with French renewable energy producer UNITe to join forces in responding to the Call for Expressions of Interest (EoI) for the installation of demonstration tidal energy projects off Cotentin and Finistère. Under the MoU, the two companies will participate actively in the development of marine energy […]

  • 9 May 2014

    If the GE’s acquisition bid for Alstom’s Energy division gets the green light, the French government will ask the American industrial giant to sell Alstom’s offshore wind turbine business to Areva, France’s largest provider of nuclear energy, writes Les Echos. “It would make sense to have one sole French actor in this industry,” the government […]

  • 28 February 2013

    Intertek Energy & Water consultancy services (formerly Metoc), the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, is providing marine advisory services for offshore surveys and export cable installation to Réseau de Transporte d’Electricité (RTE) for two French offshore wind projects. RTE is the French electricity transmission services operator and an independent subsidiary of the French […]

  • 6 April 2012
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    EDF, together with Alstom, won three of five sites at the tender announced by the French Government for offshore wind farm projects, French daily Le Figaro reported Thursday. The 6 MW wind turbines, whose prototype Alstom presented last week, will be assembled in Saint-Nazaire (Loire-Atlantique), Courseulles-sur-Mer (Calvados) and Fecamp (Seine-Maritime). The fourth wind farm, to be […]

  • 27 December 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    French cable maker Nexans has awarded its compatriot, Bardot Group, with a contract to supply buoyancy modules for the power cables of Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating wind farm. The 30MW floating wind farm, located 30 kilometres off the coast of Peterhead, will be operated by Norwegian oil and gas major Statoil. Hywind will consist of […]

  • 12 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Engie, EDP Renewables, Caisse des Dépôts and Eiffage last week submitted their proposal for a pilot floating wind farm of up to 36MW in capacity at the Leucate site in the Mediterranean. The proposal includes installation of 3 to 6 wind turbines of a minimum of 6MW each some 15 to 22 kilometres off the coast in […]

  • 21 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    Mojo Maritime, the Falmouth based marine renewable energy experts, has expanded into France, having incorporated a wholly owned French subsidiary in response to the growing French tidal energy market. Mojo Maritime France S.A.S. is headquartered in Cherbourg, Normandy, and has operations in Nantes, Western France. The company started trading on 1st May 2014 and has […]

  • 28 April 2014
    Business & Finance

    Siemens, a German energy giant, has expressed its intent about Alstom takeover negotiations. The company released a statement yesterday, saying it had “submitted a letter to the Board of Alstom to signal its willingness to discuss future strategic opportunities.“ This follows the last-week’s news that GE is planning to buy the French company. GE CEO […]

  • 30 October 2012

    The renewable energy sector in Britain offers many opportunities to connect French and British companies in this field. The French Chamber of Commerce in Great-Britain organised on 18 & 19 of October, a trade mission in partnership with the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Normandy, Brittany and North of France (members of the CCI […]

  • 12 March 2012

    French power company, Areva, will soon acquire a renewable energy office in Edinburgh, according to Scotsman. The company will try to ink deals in the wind industry with its 5 MW M5000 offshore wind turbine. Mainly known for nuclear power, 90% of the AREVA is owned by the French government but it also has interests […]