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Iberdrola's First French Offshore Wind Farm Begins Supplying Electricity to the Grid

Jul 06, 2023

Spanish renewable energy company said Thursday that its first French offshore wind farm has officially started supplying electricity to the grid.Electricity from the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm has started feeding into the grid in Brittany for the first time, as the wind farm is connected to the national electricity grid managed by RTE. The project is Iberdrola’s first in France, and only the second offshore wind project to produce power in the country…

New FSRU Arrives in France as Greenpeace Blocks Port

Sep 18, 2023

A new LNG floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) arrived in western France on Monday morning, a TotalEnergies' spokesperson said, as activist group Greenpeace tried to prevent it from entering port.Demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Europe has grown in the wake of the war in Ukraine…

EEW SPC Delivers Final Monopiles for France's Calvados Offshore Wind Project

Jul 31, 2023

The last monopiles for France's Calvados offshore wind project were recently delivered by Germany-based EEW SPC.The delivery made at the end of June came almost exactly five months after the first loadout from EEW SPC's dock.All monopiles were loaded onto the 'Dongbang Giant No…

NKT Wins EUR 600M Order for High-voltage Power Cable System for Biscay Gulf Interconnector

May 05, 2023

Power cable-making and installation firm NKT has won an order for one of the 400 kV high-voltage power cable systems for the Biscay Gulf Interconnector, strengthening the transmission security and electricity supply between France and Spain…

Ocean Winds Reaches FID on French Offshore Wind Project

Apr 27, 2023

Offshore wind developer Ocean Winds on Thursday announced the Final Investment Decision for the Dieppe Le Tréport offshore wind farm in France. The project of around 500 MW in France represents a total investment of €2.7 billion, said the company…

Enbridge's JV and EDF Renewables to Develop 1GW Offshore Wind Farm in France

Mar 28, 2023

Enbridge Inc. said Tuesday that the French government had selected EDF Renewables and Maple Power to develop the future Normandy offshore wind farm (Centre Manche 1), with an expected installed capacity of 1 GW.EDF Renewables is a subsidiary of the French utility EDF Group…

French Gov't Selects Corio, Qair JV for Two Offshore Wind Tenders

Mar 27, 2023

The French government has selected Energies du Méridien, a new offshore wind consortium comprising Corio Generation and Qair, to take part in upcoming offshore wind project tenders totaling about 2.5 GW.French Directorate General for Energy…

Subsea Power Link Between Spain and France to Go Ahead Despite Cost Increase

Mar 03, 2023

France and Spain announced a breakthrough on Thursday in a long-running impasse over what would be their first undersea electricity link.Spanish competition watchdog CNMC and French energy regulator CRE gave the go-ahead to a new cost-sharing…

GMS Nets Offshore Wind Gig in France

Jan 24, 2023

UAE-based GMS, a provider of self-propelled jack-up units serving the offshore oil, gas, and renewables industries, has won a contract in France.The company said Monday it had signed a contract to provide support for the construction and development of a major offshore wind farm in France…

Britain Produced Record Amount of Wind Power in 2022

Jan 06, 2023

Britain’s wind farms contributed a record 26.8% of the country’s electricity in 2022 although gas-fired power plants remained the biggest source of power, National Grid data showed on Friday.Britain has a target to reach net zero emissions by…

Norway and France in Carbon Capture and Storage Collaboration

Dec 20, 2022

Norway and France have signed a letter of intent to promote cooperation on the development and deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) as a way to help prevent global warming, the Norwegian energy ministry said on Monday. Major oil and…

Engie CEO Says France Fell Behind in Wind Power Rollout

Dec 07, 2022

France fell behind in rolling out wind farms despite vast resources, the chief executive of Engie, one of the country's main power and gas suppliers, said on Tuesday. 'We have the second-largest European resources in terms of offshore wind…

France's First Commercial Offshore Wind Farm Fully Operational

Nov 23, 2022

France's first commercial-scale offshore wind farm started operating on Wednesday, adding 480 megawatts of capacity to the grid at a time when Europe is scrambling to secure energy supplies following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The Saint-Nazaire wind farm…

Prysmian Adds Barbarossa I Cable Layer to Its Fleet. Wins IMR Work in France

Nov 03, 2022

Italian subsea cable firm Prysmian Group said Thursday it has added a new vessel - Barbarossa I - to its fleet.'After the debut of the state-of-the-art 170-meter Leonardo da Vinci [vessel] in August 2021, Prysmian Group’s fleet would seem to be complete…

Macron Aims to Make it Easier to Build Renewable Energy Projects in France

Sep 22, 2022

President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday said he will cut red tape to halve the time it takes in France to get renewable projects off the ground, stressing that was crucial at a time when Europe faces a serious energy crunch amid the war in Ukraine…

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