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Latest France Offshore Wind Articles

Siemens Gamesa replaces GE at two French sites

GE has pulled out of two of three French offshore wind farms being developed by a joint venture of EDF and Enbridge with rival manufacturer Siemens Gamesa stepping in.

Boralex signals 'competitive' Dunkirk exit

Boralex will sell its stake in a consortium bidding for the 750MW project off Dunkirk, France, should it be successful in the forthcoming tender, because of the increased competition in the auction.

Green light for Dieppe-Le Tréport but roadblocks remain

The consortium developing the 496MW Dieppe-Le Tréport offshore wind project in France has been granted authorisations allowing it to build and operate the plant.

SGRE refines Le Havre factory plans

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has applied for a building permit for a single factory at Le Havre, altering plans for two sites originally proposed.

Hopes for 'competitive' prices as Dunkirk draws heavyweights

Fierce competition is expected to produce competitive pricing as some of the biggest offshore wind developers sign up to bid for the 750MW Dunkirk offshore wind project.

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.