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EDF Renewables, Enbridge and CPP Investments Announce France’s First Offshore Wind Project, Saint-Nazaire, is now fully operational

Located between 12 and 20 km from the southwest coast of France, the wind farm will help support the French State’s energy transition goals, which include targets to generate 32% of its energy from renewable sources by 2030. By providing secure, low carbon, affordable and reliable energy, Saint-Nazaire is also responding to the global energy … Continue reading EDF Renewables, Enbridge and CPP Investments Announce France’s First Offshore Wind Project, Saint-Nazaire, is now fully operational

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Enbridge announces completion of France’s first offshore wind farm

France’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm, which was developed by Canadian energy giant Enbridge Inc. in partnership with EDF Renewables and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, officially opened Wednesday. The 480-megawatt Saint-Nazaire wind farm consists of 80 turbines off the coast of the Loire-Atlantique region of France. It is expected to power the equivalent … Continue reading Enbridge announces completion of France’s first offshore wind farm

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Construction of a new 37.4 megawatt wind farm in France in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region

Voltalia (Euronext Paris, ISIN code: FR0011995588), an international player in renewable energy, confirms its growth ambitions in wind energy in France with the construction of the Rives Charentaises wind farm. When commissioned in the first half of 2024, the production of the Rives Charentaises plant will cover the electricity consumption of more than 32,800 inhabitants, … Continue reading Construction of a new 37.4 megawatt wind farm in France in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region

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First offshore wind farm in France

The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, inaugurates today off the Atlantic coast of Saint-Nazaire, the first of a series of offshore wind farms that he intends to start up in the face of the energy crisis. In the morning, Macron will visit by boat the site of the 80 wind turbines, deployed at a distance … Continue reading First offshore wind farm in France

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Iberdrola and Solvay team up to produce green electricity

The new photovoltaic plant will supply electricity to Solvay’s industrial sites in Tavaux and Saint Fons (France), helping to accelerate the decarbonisation of the Solvay group.  Iberdrola and Solvay are partnering in a new project to supply green electricity to Solvay’s plants in Tavaux and Saint Fons (France). Under the agreement, a 172-hectare site will … Continue reading Iberdrola and Solvay team up to produce green electricity

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France’s First Offshore Wind Farm

TÜV SÜD Group is supporting the French grid operator, Réseau de Transport d’Électricité (RTE), as owner´s engineer for the offshore export cable installation scope of three new offshore wind farms currently being built off the French Atlantic coast. The export cable connection is already in operation at the first wind farm near Saint-Nazaire. Delivering near-baseload … Continue reading France’s First Offshore Wind Farm

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BayWa r.e. inaugurates a pioneering wind farm in France

BayWa r.e., a global company specializing in renewable energy, has inaugurated the 12 MW Clos Neuf wind farm in the Brittany region of France. This is a pioneering project of the company in the country due to the level of citizen participation and involvement. Local and regional residents have contributed to the financing of the … Continue reading BayWa r.e. inaugurates a pioneering wind farm in France

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Enercon France announces signing of a contract for a 14 MW wind farm with developer Valorem

ENERCON France has recently signed a contract with Valorem for the installation of 6 E-82 E4 wind energy converters on the site of Ceilhes-et-Rocozels (Hérault, France) with a total capacity of 14.1 MW. This is the first collaboration between ENERCON and VALOREM. Philippe TAVERNIER, Deputy General Manager of the VALOREM Group comments: ‘We are delighted … Continue reading Enercon France announces signing of a contract for a 14 MW wind farm with developer Valorem

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Ørsted completes acquisition of German and French onshore wind platform Ostwind

Ørsted has today completed the acquisition of a 100 % equity interest in OSTWIND Erneuerbare Energien GmbH, OSTWINDpark Rotmainquelle GmbH & Co. KG, OSTWIND International S.A.S., and OSTWIND Engineering S.A.S. from OSTWIND AG, a holding company located in Regensburg, Germany. Ørsted has entered into an agreement with Ostwind, a German developer, owner, and operator of … Continue reading Ørsted completes acquisition of German and French onshore wind platform Ostwind

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Siemens Gamesa sells wind power assets in southern Europe to SSE for 613 million

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has closed the sale to SSE Renewables International (SSER) of a portfolio of wind energy projects in Spain, France, Italy and Greece for a total value of 613 million euros. The wind turbine manufacturer indicated that the sale has been completed once the corresponding authorizations have been obtained from the … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa sells wind power assets in southern Europe to SSE for 613 million

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Energy security: France takes emergency measures to boost wind and solar

France gets around 20% of its electricity from renewable sources – 8% from wind energy, but it needs more to meet its climate goals while reinforcing energy security.  The war in Ukraine and disruptions in its conventional electricity generation fleet are putting France’s energy system under stress.  The French Government is taking unprecedented steps to … Continue reading Energy security: France takes emergency measures to boost wind and solar

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Vattenfall prequalifies for the upcoming French offshore wind energy tender in the Mediterranean Sea

Vattenfall prequalifies for the upcoming floating French offshore wind tender for two projects off the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. On 2 August, the French government launched its sixth offshore wind tender after a public consultation process has identified areas between 296 and 364km² within which two floating offshore wind farms of 250 MW capacity … Continue reading Vattenfall prequalifies for the upcoming French offshore wind energy tender in the Mediterranean Sea

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Ørsted acquires German and French onshore wind platform Ostwind

Ørsted has entered into an agreement with Ostwind, a German developer, owner, and operator of onshore wind and solar PV projects in Germany and France, to acquire a 100 % equity interest in OSTWIND Erneuerbare Energien GmbH, OSTWINDpark Rotmainquelle GmbH & Co. KG, OSTWIND International S.A.S., and OSTWIND Engineering S.A.S. from OSTWIND AG, a holding … Continue reading Ørsted acquires German and French onshore wind platform Ostwind

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Iberdrola installs substation for its first large offshore wind farm in France

This infrastructure, weighing some 3,400 tonnes, will be the energy heart of the 500 MW Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm, Iberdrola’s first in France and the second in operation in the country. The substation will collect the electricity produced by the offshore wind turbines, enough to meet the needs of 835,000 households and prevent the emission … Continue reading Iberdrola installs substation for its first large offshore wind farm in France

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RWE inaugurates its third wind farm in France

Les Hauts Bouleaux, a wind farm with a total capacity of 18 megawatts, will supply more than 9,000 French households with green electricity every year Valuable help from local residents during the construction phase RWE inaugurates its second wind farm in the Hauts-de-France region and its third in France. The municipality of Thieux is the site … Continue reading RWE inaugurates its third wind farm in France

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RWE and BOURBON enter partnership to jointly bid for French Mediterranean floating offshore wind project under the A06 tender

RWE Renewables France and Bourbon Subsea Services today announced the signing of a partnership agreement to jointly bid for the Mediterranean floating offshore wind auction. The partners have applied to be selected as eligible bidders for the A06 tender – the respective announcement by the French government is expected during the coming weeks. Under A06, … Continue reading RWE and BOURBON enter partnership to jointly bid for French Mediterranean floating offshore wind project under the A06 tender

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Vestas secures offshore order for floating wind farm Eolmed in France

A consortium formed by Qair, TotalEnergies and BW Ideol has placed a 30 MW order for the Eolmed offshore wind park, a floating project located 18 km off the coast of Gruissan and Port-la Nouvelle, France, in the Mediterranean Sea. The contract includes the supply, transport, installation supervision and commissioning of three V164-10.0 MW wind … Continue reading Vestas secures offshore order for floating wind farm Eolmed in France

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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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