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EDF EN acquires services firm OWS

GERMANY: French developer-utility EDF Energies Nouvelle (EDF EN) has acquired German offshore wind operations and maintenance firm OWS for an undisclosed fee.

STX offers modular offshore substations

FRANCE: Maritime construction group STX France has launched a new modular design for offshore substations it said could cut energy costs by reducing delivery times, capital expenditure and operational costs.

DCNS floater approved by Bureau Veritas

FRANCE: Certification agency Bureau Veritas has granted design approval to DCNS Energies for its semi-submersible floating foundation.

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Adwen restructures for uncertain future

FRANCE: A restructuring programme has started at offshore manufacturer Adwen, with CEO Luis Alvarez set to leave, and questions remaining unanswered over its future operations.

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Ideol secures €8m in financing

FRANCE: Floating foundation designer Ideol has gained €8 million in new backing from two firms with a track record in offshore wind: Siem Offshore and Hitachi Zosen.

Ten candidates prequalified for Dunkirk offshore project

FRANCE: Regulator CRE has prequalified ten candidates for the 250-750MW fixed-foundation project off Dunkirk, according to news agency Agence France Presse (AFP).

LM to open new French blade site

FRANCE: GE's newly acquired blade manufacturer LM Wind Power will open a new factory in northwest France to serve the offshore wind market.

France launches 750MW Dunkirk tender

FRANCE: The French government has launched the tender for a 250-750MW offshore wind project off Dunkirk, northern France.

French projects face court delay

FRANCE: The first utility-scale offshore wind projects will be delayed until 2021 at the earliest, developer EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN) has confirmed.

France issues new offshore tender

FRANCE: Energy minister Segolene Royal yesterday announced a further tender for offshore wind power in France, this time for a project off the Ile d'Oleron, on the Atlantic coast


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