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Mojo Maritime Renamed

Sep 27, 2021

Offshore services company James Fisher said Monday its French subsidiary Mojo Maritime would be renamed to James Fisher Renouvelables. This comes following the launch of its dedicated offshore wind division James Fisher Renewables in March 2021…

TotalEnergies, GIG, Qair to Bid for French Floating Wind Farm

Sep 23, 2021

A consortium formed by TotalEnergies, Green Investment Group (GIG), and Qair has been pre-selected by the French authorities to take part in an upcoming tender for the development of a floating wind farm of up to 270 MW in Southern Brittany…

GE Charters Acta Marine's SOV for French Offshore Wind Farm Work

Sep 22, 2021

Offshore wind turbine maker GE Renewable Energy has chartered Acta Marine's Service Operation Vessel Acta Auriga for the commissioning activities of 80 Haliade 150-6MW turbines at the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm in France.The vessel will…

RWE Qualifies as Bidder for 270MW French Floating Wind Tender

Sep 17, 2021

RWE Renewables has pre-qualified as a bidder for the upcoming French tender for a commercial floating offshore wind project off the coast of South Brittany with a capacity of up to 270 megawatts (MW).  RWE said Thursday it was looking forward…

EDF, Maple Power Partner Up with BW Ideol for Floating Wind Work in France

Sep 16, 2021

Oslo-listed floating wind tech developer BW Ideol has partnered up with EDF Renewables, and Maple Power, to cooperate on the design of the technical solution for the floating foundations in the context of France’s first commercial-scale floating wind tender…

Vattenfall, Partners Prequalify for French Floating Wind Tender

Sep 16, 2021

Swedish power company Vattenfall has said it has, with partners wpd and BlueFloat Energy, prequalified for the upcoming 250MW floating offshore wind tender off the coast of South Brittany in France, the first commercial floating tender in France…

Prysmian, Asso.subsea to Deliver Export Cable for French Floating Wind Farm

Sep 07, 2021

Italy-based subsea cable maker Prysmian Group together with subsea installation firm Asso.subsea, has signed a contract with RTE, Réseau de Transport d'Électricité, for the development of an export subsea power cable system for the Gruissan floating offshore wind farm located in Southern France…

First Offshore Wind Substation Installed in France

Aug 19, 2021

Belgian offshore installation firm DEME Offshore said Thursday it had installed the first offshore wind substation in France, at the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm site. The installation of the 2,100-ton substation was carried out by Allseas' giant Pioneering Spirit vessel…

Océole: New Floating Wind Player Formed in France

Jul 20, 2021

Norwegian energy giant Equinor has teamed up with RES and Green Giraffe to form Océole, a company dedicated to developing floating offshore wind in France. Océole will evaluate and work towards submitting bids in the upcoming floating offshore wind tenders held by the French government…

Scottish, French Firms Partner Up to Speed Up Tidal Energy Development

Jun 30, 2021

Tidal technology companies Nova Innovation from Scotland and Sabella from France, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to speed up the development of tidal energy sites for both Scottish and French companies.The company said they'd…

Acteon Secures Work with Saipem at Calvados Offshore Wind Farm in France

Jun 03, 2021

Offshore services company Acteon has secured an integrated project with Saipem for casing installation and drilling support on the Calvados offshore wind farm (Courseulles-sur-Mer). The contract was signed by LDD, a company in Acteon's foundations and cables segment…

James Fisher Renewables Nets Offshore Wind UXO Survey Gig in France

May 25, 2021

James Fisher Renewables has been selected by the French transmission grid operator Réseau de Transport d'Electricité (RTE) to identify unexploded ordnance (UXO) along the export cable routes for the Fécamp offshore wind project.The 18-kilometer export cable…

Vattenfall Shortlisted for 1 GW French Offshore Wind Tender

Apr 27, 2021

France has shortlisted Swedish utility Vattenfall and its two partners to bid in a tender to develop an offshore wind farm with a capacity of about 1 gigawatt (GW) off Normandy, the company said on Tuesday.Vattenfall and its partners - German…

DEME, JDR to Deliver Export Cable for French Floating Wind Farm

Apr 20, 2021

Belgian offshore installation firm DEME has, via its French branch SDI, secured an engineering, procurement, construction, and installation contract for an export cable that will connect the Leucate Floating offshore wind farm to the power grid…

European Investment Bank Grants $412M Loan for French Offshore Wind Farm Project

Mar 26, 2021

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has granted a €350 million (~$412 million) credit line to a consortium building a wind farm off the coast of Courseulles-sur-Mer in France. This financing, granted to the consortium made up of EDF Renouvelables…

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