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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.

France signals increased capacity targets

The government is "assessing the possibility" of increasing its targets for offshore wind in the multiannual energy plan (PPE), "but only if public support is not significantly increased," said Laurent Michel, director general of energy and climate in the ecology ministry.

GE exits floating sites after 12MW shift

GE Renewable Energy's decision to phase out production of its Haliade 6MW turbine will also impact two of the French pilot floating farms.

GE cuts losses to focus on Haliade-X

GE Renewable Energy will focus on the industrial strategy for its Haliade-X 12-14MW offshore wind turbine, after dropping the two French offshore projects earmarked for the firm's increasingly outdated 6MW model.

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.

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