China CGN wins French wind power contract

China nuclear giant CGN said Monday that it had partnered with French new-energy firm Eolfi on a winning tender for a floating wind power project in France.

A consortium led by CGN European Energy and Eolfi won the 24MW project, which will be in the sea off the island of Groix in Brittany, it said.

French authorities also approved another 24MW floating wind farm off the Mediterranean coast at Gruissan choosing a bid by French renewable-energy company Quadran Group.

Both projects have four floating wind turbines.

The projects will be France’s first industrial-scale offshore floating wind power projects.