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EDPR, Engie Create Offshore Wind JV

Jul 23, 2020

Wind energy firms EDP Renewables and Engie have formed a 50-50 joint venture company Ocean Winds (OW) focused on offshore wind developments.The formation of the JV company announced this week, has been in the making since May 2019, when the Engie and EDPR signed a memorandum of understanding to create a new entity as an exclusive vehicle of investment of EDPR and ENGIE for offshore wind opportunities worldwide…

Total Buys into French Floating Wind Project

Oct 07, 2020

French energy giant Total has entered the floating wind farm business in France with the acquisition of a 20% stake in the Eolmed floating wind farm pilot project, located in the Mediterranean, off the coast of Gruissan and near Port-La-Nouvelle…

MHI Vestas Wind Turbines for Floating Wind Farm in Mediterranean Sea

Oct 05, 2020

Offshore wind turbine maker MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has been selected by Qair as the preferred wind turbine supplier for the EolMed floating project in the Mediterranean Sea, to be located about 18 km off the coast of Gruissan in the Aude region…

Total to Spend $3B a Year on Renewables

Sep 30, 2020

France's Total on Wednesday said it would hike its annual investments in renewable energy and electricity by 50% as it cuts its reliance on oil and aims to become a major low-carbon power producer.Faced with gloomy long-term prospects for oil demand…

Photo: First Nacelle Built for France's First Offshore Wind Farm

Sep 15, 2020

The first offshore wind turbine generator nacelle has been completed for what will be France's first offshore wind farm - the Saint-Nazaire project - wind turbine maker GE Renewable Energy said Tuesday.The nacelle, which contains the generator…

Eiffage, Engie to Build Substation for Iberdrola's French Offshore Wind Farm

Sep 07, 2020

Spanish energy company Iberdrola has via its French subsidiary Ailes Marines awarded a contract for the construction of an offshore substation for the Saint-Brieuc bay offshore wind farm in Brittany, France.A joint venture, formed by Eiffage Métal and Engie Solutions…

Pipeshield Makes Concrete Mattresses for Saint Nazaire Offshore Wind Farm

Aug 18, 2020

Pipeshield International, a subsea asset protection and stabilization solutions provider, has delivered concrete mattresses to the EPCI joint venture of Eiffage Métal and DEME for Saint Nazaire offshore wind farm in France.Pipeshield, a Tekmar company…

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…

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