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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…

BW Ideol CEO: Outstanding Results for Floating Wind Demonstrator Floatgen in France

Feb 07, 2023

BW Ideol, a company building concrete foundation for floating wind industry, said Monday that its 5-year-old Floatgen demonstrator continued strong operations, showing a capacity factor of nearly 60% over the last three months and a production of 25GWh since its 2018 commissioning…

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…

DEME Offshore's Flagship Vessel 'Orion' Installs Fécamp Substation

Aug 12, 2022

Belgium-based offshore installation firm DEME Offshore has installed the offshore substation of the Fécamp offshore wind farm, offshore France, using its new flagship vessel 'Orion.'The  DP3 installation vessel Orion is equipped with a 5,000-tonne crane…

TotalEnergies Hails French Floating Pre-Selection

Aug 04, 2022

A consortium of TotalEnergies, Corio Generation and Qair has been pre-selected by the French Directorate General for Energy and Climate (DGEC) to participate in a competitive tender to develop two floating windfarms in the Mediterranean Sea…

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