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TotalEnergies Pursues Its Development in Floating Offshore Wind Farm in France

TotalEnergies (Paris:TTE) (LSE:TTE) (NYSE:TTE) is pleased to announce the start of construction of the Eolmed project, operated by Qair and in which TotalEnergies has a 20% stake. This 30 MW project is located more than 18 km off the coast of Gruissan and Port la Nouvelle (Occitan region). The start of production is expected by … Continue reading TotalEnergies Pursues Its Development in Floating Offshore Wind Farm in France

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EolMed partnership makes FID for 30MW French floating wind farm

The EolMed partnership, comprising Qair, TotalEnergies and BW Ideol, has made the final investment decision (FID) for its 30MW offshore floating wind development. BW Ideol is a leading fully integrated platform in floating offshore wind with more than 10 years of experience from design, execution and development of floating wind projects based on Ideol S.A.’s … Continue reading EolMed partnership makes FID for 30MW French floating wind farm

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Macron thinks that Le Pen, Putin’s friend, plan to ban renewable energy is an aberration

The president of France criticized his opponent in the second round of presidential elections; Le Pen seeks to end all subsidies to the solar and wind energy sector and benefit her friend Putin. Le Pen represents the worst of France, although fortunately it is just possible that she will be elected, which would be a … Continue reading Macron thinks that Le Pen, Putin’s friend, plan to ban renewable energy is an aberration

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France commits to 40 GW offshore wind power by 2050

The French Government has signed an offshore sector deal with France’s wind industry. The agreement recognises that offshore wind is a major energy and industrial opportunity. It commits France to build 40 GW of offshore wind by 2050 spread over 50 wind farms. To reach this France plans to organise auctions for a minimum of … Continue reading France commits to 40 GW offshore wind power by 2050

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Siemens Gamesa starts manufacturing in Le Havre, France

First Siemens Gamesa offshore Direct Drive nacelle and IntegralBlade from site ongoing. Siemens Gamesa has started manufacturing of both its patented offshore Direct Drive wind turbine nacelles and patented IntegralBlades at its new manufacturing facility in Le Havre, France. The world’s first facility to encompass both offshore wind turbine nacelle and blade manufacturing under one … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa starts manufacturing in Le Havre, France

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France sends mixed messages on wind energy expansion

French President Emmanuel Macron recently presented his vision for the country’s path to carbon neutrality by 2050. If elected in the French elections in April this is the strategy he’ll move forward with. The plan entails a massive expansion of offshore wind, solar and some new nuclear power plants. But the onshore wind plans are … Continue reading France sends mixed messages on wind energy expansion

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France sets 40 GW offshore wind energy target

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that France will have around 40 GW of offshore wind power capacity in operation by 2050. This capacity corresponds to around 50 offshore wind farms. The offshore wind energy target is part of a larger push by France to reach carbon-neutrality by 2050, including the construction of six new … Continue reading France sets 40 GW offshore wind energy target

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Ocean Winds reaches Final Investment Decision on French EFGL project

Ocean Winds, an international offshore wind energy company created by EDP Renewables (EDPR) and ENGIE (50:50), and the “Banque des territoires”, as shareholders of the Eoliennes flottantes du golfe du Lion (EFGL) project, have just reached the Final Investment Decision, committing to the construction. This major step will allow the signing of contracts with the … Continue reading Ocean Winds reaches Final Investment Decision on French EFGL project

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BW Ideol has signed an agreement to acquire a 5% ownership in the 30MW EOLMED floating wind energy pilot project

BW Ideol has signed an agreement to acquire a 5% ownership in the 30MW EOLMED floating wind power pilot project in the French Mediterranean. This investment confirms the company’s dual-trackgrowth strategy as co-developer of floating wind projects and as floating foundation EPCI provider.BW Ideol and Qair have been cooperating on the project since 2016 and … Continue reading BW Ideol has signed an agreement to acquire a 5% ownership in the 30MW EOLMED floating wind energy pilot project

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RWE Renewables places an order with Nordex for 44 MW of wind power in France

Nordex has received an order from RWE Renewables to supply and install wind turbines totaling 44 MW in France. The order also includes a Premium Service contract for the turbines for a period of five years. For the first time, the Nordex Group will deliver Delta4000 series turbines to France: eleven N149 / 4.X will … Continue reading RWE Renewables places an order with Nordex for 44 MW of wind power in France

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RWE invests in 44 MW wind farm in France

By deciding to invest in the Les Nouvions onshore wind farm, RWE is further expanding its renewables portfolio in France. The 44-megawatt wind farm is located in northern France in the Hauts-de-France region. Construction is expected to start in the beginning of 2022 and the project team has planned to fully commission the project in … Continue reading RWE invests in 44 MW wind farm in France

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RWE commissions its first onshore wind farm in France

With the commissioning of Les Pierrots onshore wind farm, RWE is successfully building its renewables portfolio in France. The company invested over 33 million euros in its first French onshore wind farm, located some 250 kilometres south of Paris. Its eleven Nordex turbines (type N117 2400 TS98) have a total installed capacity of 26.4 megawatts … Continue reading RWE commissions its first onshore wind farm in France

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Responsible deployment of wind power is indispensable for a successful energy transition in France

On 14 October WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson spoke at the 11th Colloque National Éolien in Paris, organised by France Énergie Éolienne. Wind energy is indispensable for a successful energy transition in France. And it brings additional benefits to citizens: last week the French Minister for the Ecological Transition, Barbara Pompili, and representatives of the wind … Continue reading Responsible deployment of wind power is indispensable for a successful energy transition in France

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GE Renewable Energy launches second 107-meter wind turbine blade mold at its Cherbourg factory, France

The company will recruit and train 200 new employees, taking the site’s total workforce to 800. Additionally, GE Renewable Energy plans to expand the site with the construction of an additional hall for finishing blades. Cherbourg plant has established as a world-class facility, having produced the first ever wind turbine blade longer than 100 meters. … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy launches second 107-meter wind turbine blade mold at its Cherbourg factory, France

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Vestas receives an order for 65 MW of wind power in France

Vestas has received a 65 MW order for the Les Moulins du Lohan wind farm, to be located in Morbihan, France. The order, placed by Boralex, a pioneer in renewables and the leading independent producer of onshore wind power in France, includes the supply and installation of 17 V126-3.45 MW wind turbines operated at a … Continue reading Vestas receives an order for 65 MW of wind power in France

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Statkraft acquires wind power portfolio in Germany and France

Statkraft, Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy, has acquired the wind power portfolio of wind farm operator Breeze Three Energy in Germany and France further strengthening its position in Europe. Norway-based Statkraft adds 39 wind farms across Germany and four wind farms in France to its European onshore wind power portfolio. The acquisition marks the … Continue reading Statkraft acquires wind power portfolio in Germany and France

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Vestas receives 65 MW order in France

Vestas has received a 65 MW order for the Les Moulins du Lohan wind project, to be located in Morbihan, France. The order, placed by Boralex, a pioneer in renewables and the leading independent producer of onshore wind power in France, includes the supply and installation of 17 V126-3.45 MW wind turbines operated at a … Continue reading Vestas receives 65 MW order in France

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GE Renewable Energy and ACTA MARINE sign contract for Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm commissioning Service Operation Vessel

The Service Operation Vessel will support the GE Wind Turbines Mechanical Completion and Commissioning phase of the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm constructionThe installation is anticipated to start in the second quarter of 2022The Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm will be equipped with 80 Haliade 150-6MW and will have an installed capacity of 450 MW GE Renewable … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy and ACTA MARINE sign contract for Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm commissioning Service Operation Vessel

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Vattenfall shortlisted to participate in the first floating offshore wind energy tender in France

Vattenfall prequalifies, together with partners wpd and BlueFloat Energy, for the upcoming 250MW floating offshore wind tender off the coast of South Brittany in France. On 15 September, the French government officially announced the list of prequalified candidates for the upcoming offshore wind tender in South Brittany, the first commercial floating tender in France. Vattenfall … Continue reading Vattenfall shortlisted to participate in the first floating offshore wind energy tender in France

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Equinor, RES and Green Giraffe team up for floating offshore wind power growth in France

Equinor, RES and Green Giraffe join forces and form Océole, a partnership dedicated to developing floating offshore wind in France. Océole will evaluate and work towards submitting bids in the upcoming floating offshore wind tenders held by the French government. Establishing this partnership is in line with the three companies’ ambition of delivering high-performance floating … Continue reading Equinor, RES and Green Giraffe team up for floating offshore wind power growth in France

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