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Vattenfall, GE Partner on 12MW Turbine

May 17, 2019

Offshore wind developer Vattenfall is partnering with manufacturer GE Renewable Energy on developing its 12MW Haliade-X turbine platform to aid bids at future offshore wind capacity auctions.With a capacity of 12MW, it is the largest offshore wind turbine on the market to date…

Prysmian to Supply Cables for French Floating Wind Farm

Mar 19, 2019

Cable systems manufacturer Prysmian Group said on Tuesday it has been awarded a contract worth approximately €30 million to develop of a turnkey submarine cable system for EDF Renewables' Provence Grand Large (PGL) floating offshore wind farm project in South France…

Dunkirk Offshore Wind a Jumpstart for France

Feb 20, 2019

Danish power company Ørsted and Total have teamed up with Belgian renewables firm Elicio to bid for a wind project off the coast of Dunkirk.A total of nine bids are being considered in the tender for the Dunkirk project, which will have a maximum capacity of 600MW…

France's First Offshore Wind Project Launched

Feb 06, 2019

Offshore wind service provider LOC Renewables, a part of LOC Group, a leading international marine and engineering consulting firm, has successfully overseen the launch of France’s first offshore wind project.LOC Renewables supplied marine warranty surveying services (MWS) across the project…

Blue-Gift to Implement Marine Power Project

Nov 01, 2018

The European Marine Energy Center (Emec) in Orkney, Scotland, will lead a project to support the development of wave and tidal power in coastal areas of north-west Europe.The project has been approved by Interreg Atlantic Area which will support…

SIMEC Atlantis Energy Plans 'Europe's Largest Tidal Project'

Oct 31, 2018

The developer of tidal energy projects SIMEC Atlantis Energy announced the formation of a joint venture company with Development Agency for Normandy (AD Normandy) for the purpose of developing a large-scale project in Raz Blanchard, Normandie…

Two Maersk vessels sink off France

Dec 22, 2016

Maersk Supply Services has confirmed that two of its vessels have sunk off the coast of France today (22 December), while being towed to a Turkish shipyard for recycling. Image of one of the vessels that sunk off the coast of France…

DW: Offshore wind capacity to reach 74GW by 2025

Nov 18, 2015

Cumulative offshore wind capacity is forecast to reach 74GW, driven by a large number of developments taking place in the UK, Germany and China and strengthened by the growth of new entrants to the offshore wind sector, such as France and the US…

Brazil’s 13th round gains more approvals

Sep 11, 2015

Brazil’s National Petroleum, Natural Gas, and Biofuels agency (ANP) has approved registrations for a total of 37 companies for the country’s 13th bid round, of which 22 are from outside of Brazil. Image from ANP's Facebook…

Zamakona Yards, GS-Hydro sign agreement

Dec 08, 2014

Zamakona Yards has signed an initial two-year agreement with Finnish multinational GS-Hydro. The contract has an initial duration of two years. The agreement was signed 5 December in Zamakona Yards' Las Palmas Port offices by Borja Garaygordobil…

Technip upgrading French flexible pipe plant

Nov 13, 2014

Technip is investing more than US$84.7 million and more than four years to modernize its flexible pipe manufacturing plant, Flexi France, in Le Trait, France. This plan focuses on the installation of new-generation machines and site optimization to fit 12m diameter reels…

OpenHydro turbines for pilot farm

Jun 06, 2014

EDF has announced the development of a pilot farm comprising two tidal turbines at Paimpol-Bréhat in Brittany (France). OpenHydro, a DCNS company and leader in tidal energy, will supply two new turbines, which will be operational from 2015…

Technip on Statoil riser renewal campaign

Sep 24, 2013

Technip has been awarded a contract by Statoil for the fabrication and supply of flexible risers for several fields on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The contract includes options for further risers and flowlines. The flexible pipes…

Technip wins Brazilian pipe supply contract

Jun 19, 2013

Technip won a major contract for the supply of flexible pipes by Petrobras for the Iracema Sul (former Cernambi Sul) field, located in the Santos Basin pre-salt area, Brazil at a water depth of up to 2,500 m. The contract covers the qualification…

Technip on Moho Nord subesa EPSCI

Apr 08, 2013

Technip was awarded by Total E&P Congo a major (more than $500million) lump-sum contract for the engineering, procurement, supply, construction, installation (EPSCI) and pre-commissioning for the Moho Nord development project.This project is…

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