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As reported last week, SBM Offshore will deliver the floating platforms for the pilot wind energy project EDF EN will set up off the French coast, after being selected by the French government as one of the two new winners at the floating wind tender. SBM today provided details related to its part of the work on […]
The first projects DORIS Renewables – a recently set up renewable energy division of the DORIS Engineering group – will handle include Provence Grand Large and EolMed floating wind projects in France, the company informed in its latest press release.
Parc Eolien Offshore De Provence Grand Large, a subsidiary of EDF EN France, has invited tenders for geotechnical investigations and associated services for the 24MW Provence Grand Large floating offshore wind farm in the French part of the Mediterranean Sea.
The EolMed project team is holding a public comment period for the 25MW floating offshore wind project in France. The comment period for the French pilot project, set to be located some 15km offshore Gruissan, will be held from 21 June to 22 July. The events will take place at the Town Hall of Narbonne, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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).
Following last week's reports that DORIS Engineering's recently set up division, dedicated to renewable energy, is starting its operations with floating offshore wind projects in France, the company told Offshore WIND that the works DORIS Renewables has been in charge of have already been completed.
Pilot floating wind farm projects such as the ones recently approved in France provide floating technology developers with a chance to demonstrate that their products can be a part of the future energy mix, Joost Heemskerk, SBM Offshore's Renewable Energy Product Line Director told Offshore WIND.
Being awarded the concession to develop three French offshore wind farms is not only a great opportunity for EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN) to further expand its renewables portfolio but also a great opportunity for the country's industrial sector and offshore wind knowledge base. Offshore WIND interviews Béatrice Buffon, EDF EN Deputy Chief Executive Officer, […]
Consortium made of Nénuphar, Technip and renewable energy company EDF Energies Nouvelles is seeking a contractor for a job on its floating vertical-axis turbine. Vertiwind is an innovative Floating Vertical axis offshore turbine developed to produce in sea conditions. The turbine system has been developed by Nenuphar in France, and the floaters are shaped by […]