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GE to Hire 300 Workers at Wind Turbine Blade Manufacturing Site in France

Mar 16, 2021

GE Renewable Energy plans to recruit 300 employees at its LM Wind Power wind turbine blade manufacturing site in Cherbourg, France, in 2021. 'Every new hire will go through an intensive training program at the factory's ‘Center of Excellence' to learn wind turbine blade manufacturing processes…

France: Bureau Veritas Wins Floating Wind Farm Certification Contract

Mar 09, 2021

Testing, inspection, and classification company Bureau Veritas (BV) has been awarded a project certification contract for EolMed, a floating offshore wind farm pilot project in France developed by Qair and involving Total, Ideol, and Vestas Wind Systems A/S…

Siemens Gamesa Confirms Courseulles-sur-Mer Wind Turbine Supply Deal

Feb 22, 2021

Offshore wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has confirmed it has been awarded the firm order from the EDF Renewables-Enbridge-wpd consortium for the 448 MW Courseulles-sur-Mer offshore wind power project in France.The confirmation…

France: EDF, Enbridge, wpd, Reach FID on $2,4B Calvados Offshore Wind Farm

Feb 22, 2021

EDF Group, Enbridge, and wpd on Monday announced the launch of construction activity on the Calvados offshore wind farm (Courseulles-sur-Mer) in France.The announcement follows the finalization of financing agreements between the consortium and its financial partners…

Saipem to Build Foundations for French Offshore Wind Farm in Deal worth $556M

Feb 01, 2021

Italian engineering and construction services firm Saipem has won a contract worth 460 million euros (around $556 million) to build and install foundations at a wind farm offshore France.The contract, awarded by Eoliennes Offshore du Calvados…

Palfinger Cranes for Fécamp Offshore Wind Farm

Jan 22, 2021

Crane provider Palfinger has won a deal to deliver cranes for the Fécamp offshore wind farm project in France. The 500 MW offshore wind farm named Fécamp, sanctioned by EDF Renewables, Enbridge, and wpd in June 2020, will feature 71 Siemens…

GE Orders Two Crew Transfer Vessels for French Offshore Wind Farm

Dec 17, 2020

GE Renewable Energy Offshore Wind (GE) has ordered two crew transfer vessels destined to serve the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm in France.GE has ordered the vessels from Louis Dreyfus Armateurs and Tidal Transit. The two crew transfer vessels…

Ideol, BYUM Sign Concrete Floater Construction Deal

Oct 29, 2020

Ideol, a France-based France developer of floating foundations for offshore wind, has signed a collaboration agreement with Swedish Bygging Uddemann (BYUM). BYUM is a solution provider for serial production of concrete structures.According to Ideol's statement on Thursday…

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…

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…

France to Increase Mediterranean Military Presence over Turkish Oil & Gas Exploration

Aug 13, 2020

France will increase its military presence in the eastern Mediterranean, President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday, calling on Turkey to halt oil and gas exploration in disputed waters that has heightened tensions with Greece.The French leader…

Saipem Scores Offshore Wind Hat-Trick

Jul 22, 2020

Italian engineering and construction company Saipem has firmed up its growing presence in the offshore wind supply chain by securing three contracts worth 90 million euros in total at major wind farms being developed in the UK and France.In England…

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…

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…

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