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New offshore wind era dawns in France

The west coast of France was this week treated to sights never before seen in this country.

Sunset at an offshore wind farm
Source: DEME Group/Illustration

If you happened to be in or near the Port Atlantique La Rochelle in the past several days, you might have witnessed a first in France’s emerging offshore wind industry: a giant jack-up vessel loading the first wind turbine monopiles and transition pieces to be installed on a commercial wind farm offshore France.

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