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France's first offshore turbine finally online

FRANCE: The country's first offshore wind turbine has exported electricity to the grid for the first time.

France repowering clarified, offshore simplified

FRANCE: The French government has passed a law designed to speed up the deployment of offshore wind power projects and issued guidelines to bring clarity for repowering onshore facilities.

GE to spend €46m on 12MW factory upgrade

FRANCE: GE Renewable Energy plans to invest €46 million ($57 million) upgrading its factory at Saint-Nazaire in preparation for manufacturing its Haliade-X 12MW offshore turbine.

New agreement keeps France's offshore wind hopes alive

FRANCE: The offshore wind sector breathed a sigh of relief when president Emmanuel Macron announced late last month the government has reached agreement on new, lower tariffs for the six offshore projects awarded in 2012 and 2014, thus saving them from cancellation.

Ideol turbine still waiting for grid connection - updated

FRANCE: The country's first offshore wind turbine is still waiting to export power to the grid after a fault in the transmission connection.

French offshore tariffs reduced

FRANCE: President Emmanuel Macron has renegotiated tariffs for six offshore wind farms awarded in 2012 and 2014, the French energy minister has confirmed.

Floating wind eager for commercial projects

FRANCE: Encouraged by the success of Hywind Scotland, the floating offshore wind sector is aiming to make policymakers take note and move on to build utility-scale projects. But supply-chain challenges need addressing for serial production to become viable

Ideol, STX partner on floating substation design

FRANCE: Floating foundation specialist Ideol and substation expert STX Offshore have announced a joint development project to design a floating substation.

VIDEO: Floatgen demonstrator takes to the seas

FRANCE: The Floatgen demonstrator has left the quayside in St Nazaire to start its journey to the SEM REV test site, 12km offshore.

Vertical axis firm Nenuphar enters liquidation

FRANCE: The firm behind the Vertiwind vertical axis wind turbine, Nenuphar, entered liquidation this month, after failing to find the required investment.

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