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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

Engie and EDF awarded pilot floating projects

FRANCE: Energy minister Segolene Royal has announced two more pilot floating projects in the Mediterranean, following a tender launched in 2015.

Ideol demonstrator to use Vestas turbine

FRANCE: Vestas is set to supply the 2MW turbine for Ideol's floating offshore wind platform currently under construction in St-Nazaire, CEO Paul de la Gueriviere has revealed.

Areva sells Adwen stake to Gamesa

FRANCE: Areva has exercised its option to sell its 50% stake in the Adwen offshore joint venture to partner Gamesa after failing to find a third-party buyer.

Siemens-Gamesa reported to buy Adwen

FRANCE: Areva will sell its share of Adwen to Gamesa and Siemens tomorrow "barring any dramatic turn of events", according to French newspaper Le Figaro.

Floating pilot project awarded €85 million

FRANCE: The government has awarded Eolfi and CGN €85 million to develop, build and operate their pilot floating wind power project at the Ile de Groix site off northwest France.


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