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PHOTOS: GE ships first Halide-X components for tests

The first components of GE's 12MW Haliade-X are on their way to two European test sites, the manufacturer has confirmed.

France takes first steps to 1GW offshore tender

France has set in motion a national public debate to help identify an approximately 300km2 area off the coast of Normandy suitable for up to 1GW of offshore wind to be tendered in 2020 with the new permitting process designed to speed up project execution.

France clears Fécamp and Courseulles

France's Council of State, the country's highest administrative court, has confirmed the final authorisations for the Fécamp and Courseulles-sur-Mer offshore wind projects.

PHOTO: GE unveils first 12MW Haliade-X nacelle

A month after the first public appearance of the first 107-metre blade for GE's Haliade-X, the manufacturer has unveiled the 12MW turbine's first nacelle.

Floatgen power curve 'better than onshore'

Operational results from Ideol's Floatgen demonstrator "exceed expectations," the French floating foundation specialist has announced.

VIDEO: First sighting of 107-metre Haliade-X blade

The first 107-metre blade for GE's Haliade-X 12MW made its first public appearance this week.

France awards Dunkirk site to EDF consortium

France's state-owned utility, EDF, and its consortium partners Enbridge and Innogy, have been named the winners of the tender to develop a 600MW offshore wind project off Dunkirk.

'Final and definitive decision' backs France's first offshore site

France's supreme administrative court has approved an operating permit for EDF Renewables and Enbridge's 480MW Saint-Nazaire project, set to become the country's first large-scale offshore wind farm.

Ideol and Atlantique Offshore Energy unveil floating substation

Floating foundation specialist Ideol and fellow French company Atlantique Offshore Energy (AOE) have unveiled a floating electrical offshore substation. The partners claim it is the world's first commercially available floating substation.

EDP and Engie plan offshore JV

EDP and Engie intend to create a 50:50 joint venture (JV) to develop fixed-bottom and floating offshore wind projects by the end of the year.