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Latest France Offshore Wind Articles

GE plans offshore wind job cuts

GE Renewable Energy is looking to cut jobs in its offshore wind unit based in France, because of delays in getting final approval for the country's offshore projects.

French energy plan maps out wind development

The French government's newly published energy plan (PPE) confirms a strong trajectory for onshore wind, but brings little comfort to the offshore sector.

Sumitomo dives into French offshore market

Sumitomo Corporation has acquired a 29.5% interest in a joint venture (JV) developing two French offshore wind farms with a combined capacity of just under 1GW.

Floating leaders call for regular tenders

FRANCE: Six floating wind firms have combined to call on the government to support the technology and make France the world leader.

European funding for floating firms

PORTUGAL: The European Investment Bank (EIB) will loan €60 million to the Windplus consortium to develop the 25MW pre-commercial WindFloat floating wind project 20km off Portugal.

Le Havre factories set for 2020 build

FRANCE: Siemens Gamesa Rewnewable Energy (SGRE) and the port of Le Havre have signed a framework agreement to prepare for the two factories the OEM plans to build, one producing nacelles and the other blades for its direct-drive 8MW turbines.

Floating design brings the x-factor to 10MW-plus market

FRANCE: French engineering firm Ceteal claims its x-shaped concrete floating foundation offers significant manufacturing and operational advantages over other designs currently under development for the floating offshore wind sector.

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.