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France Wants Iran, Venezuela Return to Oil Markets

Jun 27, 2022

France wants sanctions-hit Iran and Venezuela to return to the oil markets to alleviate a Russian squeeze of energy supplies that has spiked prices, a French presidency official said on Monday.It also wants a planned mechanism to cap the price…

RWE, Bourbon to Jointly Bid for French Floating Wind Projects

Jun 27, 2022

Renewable energy company RWE Renewables France and offshore vessel services provider Bourbon Subsea Services have agreed to jointly bid for the Mediterranean floating offshore wind auction.The two companies have applied to be selected as eligible bidder for the A06 tender…

Siemens Gamesa Charters Acta Marine Vessel for Offshore Wind Farm Work in France

Jun 23, 2022

Dutch offshore vessel owner Acta Marine has secured a charter deal with wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa for its Acta Auriga construction support operations vessel.The vessel will support Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy’s commissioning activities…

Vallourec to Close Sites in Germany, France, and Scotland, with 2950 Jobs Set to Be Lost

May 19, 2022

Vallourec is starting a process to close its German manufacturing sites as it had failed to find a 'credible' buyer for the assets, the French steel pipe maker said on Wednesday.Vallourec also said it would close its heat treatment line in Saint-Saulve in France and a site in Scotland…

TotalEnergies Confirms Green Light for Floating Wind Project in the Mediterranean Sea

May 10, 2022

TotalEnergies, the French oil major with growing renewables aspirations, on Tuesday confirmed the start of the construction of the 30MW Eolmed floating wind project in the Mediterranean Sea, off France.The project, in which TotalEnergies has a 20% stake…

Green Light for 30MW Floating Wind Farm Pilot in French Mediterranean

May 05, 2022

The EolMed consortium comprising Qair, TotalEnergies, and BW Ideol, has reached a final investment decision for its 30MW offshore floating wind development in France, BW Ideol said in a brief statement on Thursday.BW Ideol, a company making foundations for floating wind turbines…

iXblue's USV Used for Saint Nazaire Offshore Wind Farm Bathymetric Survey

May 05, 2022

French autonomous robotics company iXblue has recently completed the bathymetric survey of the Saint Nazaire offshore wind farm using its DriX Uncrewed Surface Vehicle (USV). Relying on 4G and satellite communication, the operation – located…

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier to Install 62 Siemens Gamesa Turbines at St. Brieuc Offshore Wind Farm

Apr 25, 2022

Offshore wind installation company Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has won a contract with the wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy for the transportation and installation of 62 SG 8.0-167 DD wind turbines on the St. Brieuc offshore wind farm in French waters…

Le Pen's Renewables Ban Plan is an 'aberration', Macron Says

Apr 15, 2022

Marine Le Pen's plan to ban wind turbines is an 'aberration', Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday as France's presidential election campaign moved away from the two candidates accusing each other of being authoritarian to focus on concrete policies…

Ocean Winds Orders Vestas Turbines for Floating Wind Pilot in France

Mar 31, 2022

Madrid-based Ocean Winds, a joint venture between EDPR and ENGIE, has ordered three Vestas wind turbines for its 30 MW Éoliennes Flottantes du Golfe du Lion (EFGL) floating offshore wind pilot project it holds in partnership with the Banque des Territoires in France…

Prysmian to Invest 1 Billion Euros in 2022-2024 Period

Mar 23, 2022

Italy's Prysmian said on Wednesday it would invest a total of one billion euros ($1.1 billion) in the 2022-2024 period.The plan - parts of which had already been announced to investors - includes investments for a new submarine cable factory…

Activists Spray Paint TotalEnergies' HQ West of Paris over Russia Ties

Mar 21, 2022

Pressure mounted on TotalEnergies over its ties to Russia as activists spray-painted its headquarters west of Paris on Monday and France's green presidential candidate accused the company and its boss of complicity with the Kremlin.TotalEnergies…

French NGOs Plan to Sue TotalEnergies Unless It Leaves Russia

Mar 15, 2022

Two leading French NGOs plan to take legal action against TotalEnergies over possible human rights abuses unless it cuts its business ties with Russia following the country's invasion of Ukraine, they said in a letter to the energy major's CEO…

Macron Bets on Nuclear, Promises More Offshore Wind, Solar

Feb 11, 2022

France will build at least six new nuclear reactors in the decades to come, President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday, placing nuclear power at the heart of his country's drive for carbon neutrality by 2050.Macron said the new plants would…

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