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SIMEC Atlantis Gets Hold of 12MW Tidal Power Project Lease in France

Jun 22, 2020

Tidal energy company SIMEC Atlantis Energy (Atlantis) has said that the Prefecture de la Manche in France has approved the transfer of the lease to develop a 12MW tidal power project in Raz Blanchard from ENGIE to Normandie Hydroliennes. Normandie…

Japan's JERA, France's ADEME, Ideol in Floating Wind Pact

Jun 22, 2020

Japanese power generator JERA said on Monday it has agreed with France's state-owned investment firm ADEME Investissement and French floating wind technology supplier Ideol on key terms for forming a joint venture to develop floating offshore wind farms…

Navantia-Windar Wins $392M Contract to Build Jackets for French Offshore Wind Farm

Jun 19, 2020

Iberdrola, through its French subsidiary Ailes Marines, has awarded the Navantia-Windar UTE consortium a contract to build 62 jackets for the or the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm which the energy company is developing off the coast of Brittany…

Nexans Secures €280M State-backed Loan

Jun 11, 2020

French industrial cable provider Nexans announced today the execution of a French State-backed €280 million (around $318,4) term loan facility, issued by a pool of French banks.The loan has a twelve-month maturity and an extension option, up to five years…

Iberdrola to Splash $4.5B on Renewables in France

Jun 03, 2020

Spanish utility Iberdrola said on Wednesday it will invest up to 4 billion euros ($4.5 billion) over the next four years in France to develop renewable energy.Iberdrola said it is already investing 2.4 billion euros in the Saint-Brieuc offshore…

Boskalis, Bouygues, Saipem JV to Build Fécamp OWF GBS

Jun 02, 2020

A consortium of Bouygues, Saipem, and Boskalis has been awarded the contract for design, construction, and installation of 71 concrete Gravity-Based Structures (GBS) which will serve as foundations for the Fécamp offshore wind farm turbines in Normandy…

Siemens Gamesa Confirms Fécamp Wind Turbine Deal

Jun 02, 2020

After EDF Renewables, Enbridge, and wpd on Tuesday announced the sanctioning of the $2,2 billion Fécamp offshore wind project in France, Siemens Gamesa has confirmed it has received the firm order for the supply of wind turbines for the project…

Partners Sanction $2.2B Fécamp Offshore Wind Farm

Jun 02, 2020

EDF Renewables, Enbridge, and wpd have announced the launch of a EUR2 billion (USD 2,2 billion) offshore wind farm in France following the finalization of financing agreements between the consortium and its financial partners during the weekend…

Siemens Gamesa Wind Turbines for Saint Brieuc Offshore Wind Farm

May 29, 2020

Offshore wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has received the firm order from Ailes Marine, an affiliate of Iberdrola, for 62 SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines for 496 MW Bay of Saint Brieuc offshore wind farm.SGRE said…

Prysmian's Inter-array Cables for Saint-Brieuc Offshore Wind Farm

May 28, 2020

Italian marine cable installation company Prysmian has won an €80 million contract to provide the submarine inter-array cable systems for the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm in France.Under the contract awarded by the wind farm developer Ailes…

Enbridge Sells Stakes in French Offshore Wind Projects

May 07, 2020

Canadian energy infrastructure firm Enbridge has reached a deal to sell 49% of its 50% interest in three offshore wind projects under development in France to the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments).The deal includes initial proceeds of over C$100 million (USD 71…

Van Oord to Install Saint-Brieuc Wind Farm Foundations

May 06, 2020

Dutch offshore contractor Van Oord has won a contract for installation and transportation of components for the offshore wind farm development in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc, France.Under the contract awarded by the wind farm developer Ailes Marines…

Total Keeps Dividend Steady in 'Exceptional Circumstances'

May 05, 2020

French energy major Total promised to pay a steady cash dividend and said it can break even with low oil prices after the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and a collapse in fuel demand led to a 35% first-quarter profit fall.It also raised its climate ambitions…

Iberdrola Becomes Full Owner of French Offshore Wind Farm

Mar 09, 2020

Spanish energy company Iberdrola has agreed to buy the remaining 30% interest in Ailes Marines, a company developing the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm in France.Iberdrola said the transaction would add momentum to the project, which is scheduled to begin construction in 2021…

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