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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.

French associations in offshore plea

FRANCE: A strongly worded statement by the French renewable energy association SER, the French Maritime Cluster (CMF), which represents maritime industries, and the naval industrial federation GICAN has called on the government not to "destroy" the offshore wind sector.

Update: French projects avoid tariff cut

FRANCE: A draft amendment tabled in parliament on 9 March which could have allowed the government to renegotiate tariffs for 3GW of offshore wind projects awarded in 2012 and 2014, or even cancel them all together, has been rejected.

Engie's renewables push enables future growth

FRANCE: Engie's revenue rose slightly year-on-year amid an "ambitious repositioning" by investing in renewable energy, its CEO claimed.

Wpd, Vattenfall and Caisse to enter joint Dunkirk bid

FRANCE: Offshore wind developers Wpd and Vattenfall, and renewables investor Caisse des Dépôts will enter a joint bid in the upcoming tender off the coast of Dunkirk, northern France.

GE unveils 12MW offshore turbine - updated

UNITED STATES: GE Renewable Energy has announced plans for what could be the world's most powerful offshore wind turbine, the 12MW Haliade-X.

Agency backs Le Treport 'with reservations'

FRANCE: Following a long wait, the French Agency for Biodiversity (AFB) has backed Engie's 496MW Dieppe-Le Tréport project, off the Normandy coast, but "with reservations".

EDF's renewable earnings fall despite increase in output

FRANCE: Utility EDF's renewables division benefitted from an increase in power output in 2017, but its operating profit (Ebitda) dropped 12.8% year-on-year.

Siemens Gamesa Saint Brieuc switch approved

FRANCE: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) will supply its newest 8MW offshore turbine for the 496MW Saint Brieuc project, after the French government authorised a switch from Adwen's model.

Cheaper and faster French offshore grid connections

FRANCE: The cost of grid connection for offshore wind power projects will no longer be at the charge of developers, according to a new French law.