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  • 11 January 2021
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Boluda France and HST Marine have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a joint venture company providing crew transfer services to the offshore wind market in France. The UK-based HST owns and operates seven crew transfer vessels and has so far carried out over 50,000 technician transfers to offshore structures across the European […]

  • 17 December 2020
    Business developments & projects, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    The teams from Université Bretagne Sud (UBS) and Morbihan Hydro Energies have carried out a series of hydrodynamic measurement campaigns and environmental characterisations of the Morbihan site in Brittany, France.

  • 7 December 2020
    Authorities & Government, Business developments & projects, Project & Tenders

    French government has selected an area off Cotentin as the place where its eighth offshore wind farm will be built, and launched a competitive tender process with a plan to select a developer in 2022. French Ecological Transition Minister Barbara Pompili and Minister of the Sea Annick Girardin announced the selection of the offshore wind […]

  • 3 December 2020
    Business developments & projects, Project & Tenders, Regulation & policy, Rules & Regulation

    The Saint-Brieuc offshore wind project is now free from any appeals before the French courts, according to an update from Ailes Marines on 3 December. The appeal had been filed by the Association for the Protection of the Sites of Erquy and Surrounding Sites (ASPE), Erquy Environnement and others, requesting the Council of State to […]

  • 12 November 2020
    Business & Finance, Business developments & projects

    Dolfines and 8.2 France are joining forces to offer integrated services to the wind energy market, especially the offshore one, by combining their technical expertise in wind turbines, electrical infrastructures and foundations. The offshore wind market’s growth represents a unique opportunity for an integrated player, according to the two companies, with strong growth in the […]

  • 22 October 2020
    Business & Finance, Business developments & projects

    Concerns over environmental implications have prompted the French government to step in and delay Engie’s LNG supply deal.

  • 2 October 2020
    Ports & Logistics

    The Spanish Navantia-Windar consortium has launched the production of foundation components for the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm in the Brest polder, France. Navantia-Windar has presented the main achievements delivered in its construction program for 34 of the 62 foundations that will be built in France for the wind farm. The technology chosen by Ailes Marines, […]

  • 15 September 2020
    Business developments & projects

    GE Renewable Energy has produced the first turbine nacelle for the 480 MW Saint-Nazaire – France’s first offshore wind farm. This nacelle, which contains the generator, is the first in a series of 80 Haliade 150-6 MW wind turbines produced for the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm to be assembled by GE Renewable Energy at the […]

  • 1 September 2020
    Business developments & projects, Equipment, Infrastructure, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    French marine energy developer Sabella will deploy its D10-1000 tidal turbine next week in the Fromveur Passage off Brittany’s shore and connect it to Ushant Island grid. This is a further step in the demonstration of the French turbine, which will allow the continuation of learning and knowledge acquisition. Sabella’s D10-1000 turbine was the first […]

  • 21 July 2020
    Authorities & Government, Business developments & projects, Regulation & policy

    France’s National Commission for Public Debate (CNDP) has launched a public consultation on future floating wind projects offshore southern Brittany. The country’s Multiannual Energy Programme (Programmation pluriannuelle de l’énergie (PPE)) calls for 8.75 GW of offshore wind capacity to be put out to tender between 2020 and 2028, and for the development of up to […]

  • 22 June 2020
    Authorities & Government, Business developments & projects, Infrastructure

    The Prefecture de la Manche has approved the transfer of the lease to develop a 12MW tidal power project in Raz Blanchard from Engie to Normandie Hydroliennes. Normandie Hydroliennes – the marine energy development company set up between Simec Atlantis and its partners. They include the Development Agency for Normandy, the regional investment fund Normandie […]

  • 18 June 2020
    Human Capital, Research & Development, Technology, Transition

    France Energies Marines has appointed Jean‐Philippe Pagot as president to the head of the Institute for Energy Transition (ITE). Jean‐Philippe Pagot is director of Marine Environment at EDF Renouvelables. He has been with the Institute since creation in 2012. Pagot accepted the challenge of mobilizing all R&D players when France comes to provide the ITE […]

  • 10 June 2020
    Business developments & projects, Project & Tenders

    French LNG containment specialist GTT has won a contract from South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering for the Wilhelmshaven FSRU. The floating storage and regasification vessel will be fitted with GTT’s N096 membrane containment system, the French company said in a statement. GTT did not reveal financial details of the contract. Daewoo expects to […]

  • 3 June 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Spanish energy giant Iberdrola is very interested in participating in future offshore wind capacity auctions in France, the company’s CEO and Chairman Ignacio Galán, said. This comes as Iberdrola announced it will invest between €3 billion and €4 billion in renewable energy projects in France over the next four years, both in onshore and offshore […]

  • 3 June 2020
    Business developments & projects, Project & Tenders

    France’s Dunkirk liquefied natural gas import terminal is now offering truck loading services following the start of operations at its newly built loading bay. The LNG truck loading bay entered into service on June 1 and offers a loading capacity of 3,000 slots per year. Dunkerque LNG, which operates the import terminal located in the […]

  • 2 June 2020
    Business & Finance, Infrastructure

    Siemens Gamesa has selected a consortium led by GTM Normandie-Centre for the construction of its offshore wind turbine plant in Le Havre, France. The 20-hectare factory, to be built on the Quai Joannès Couvert in the Port of Le Havre, will be the first in the world to manufacture all main offshore wind turbine components […]

  • 8 May 2020
    Project & Tenders

    MOJO Maritime France SAS has won a contract to investigate potential unexploded ordnance (UXO) targets along the export cable route connecting the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm to the French grid. MOJO Maritime will, through the use of ROVs and/or divers, investigate and identify the nature of the potential UXO targets along the submarine cable route […]

  • 23 April 2020
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Regulation & policy

    France will put up to 8.75 GW of offshore wind capacity out to tender from 2020 to 2028, the Multiannual Energy Programme (Programmation pluriannuelle de l’énergie (PPE)) shows. The new PPE has entered into force on Thursday, 23 April. As proposed earlier, the PPE also increases the intended operating offshore wind capacity from between 4.7GW […]

  • 10 April 2020
    Ports & Logistics

    French liner giant CMA CGM and its subsidiary CEVA Logistics are mobilizing their expertise and resources to create a logistical bridge between China and France to deliver medical equipment and help alleviate the national emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The efforts have already resulted in twenty million masks as well as medical supplies to […]

  • 7 April 2020
    Business & Finance, Business developments & projects

    French liquefied natural gas containment specialist GTT has appointed Eric Dehouck as deputy chief executive officer. Dehouck will support the acceleration of GTT’s development and will assist Philippe Berterottière in his responsibilities as chairman and CEO of GTT, the company said in a statement. Dehouck brings to GTT his experience in management, in international business […]

  • 12 March 2020
    Equipment, Project & Tenders

    Tekmar has won a contract from French cable installation specialist Louis Dreyfus TravOcean to supply TekLink cable protection systems  for Parc du Banc de Guérande offshore wind farm (Saint-Nazaire). Saint-Nazaire marks Tekmar’s first offshore wind project in France and the company’s first contract with La Ciotat-based Louis Dreyfus TravOcean. Tekmar will supply 160 TekLink Mechanical […]

  • 19 February 2020
    Environment, Technology

    France Energies Marines is organising its third Scientific & Technical Tribune dedicated to offshore renewable energy (ORE). The event takes place at the Ecole des Ponts ParisTech near Paris on 20 March, with aim to bring together the main players in the sector to discuss technical issues and present scientific advances in the field. Representatives […]

  • 5 February 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    DeepOcean has seen more opportunity to grow in the Africa region and therefore decided to centre its operations from Montpellier, France. By centering Africa operations in the South of France it allows DeepOcean to be closer to the customers, with good transport links to the target countries, the company explained. ​​​​​​​ As part of this […]

  • 31 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    French national investment bank Bpifrance signs up to the Poseidon Principles.

  • 28 January 2020
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Offshore Brittany, France, an intricate cleaning job has been performed in the channel with the help of the Damen DOP250 dredge pump. The vessel “Roxane Z” was fitted out with all dredging gear – a DOP250 attached to one of the on-board cranes, and another DOP250 on deck acting as a booster station. On deck […]