Iberdrola Begins Navantia-Windar Platform Transfer for Saint-Brieuc Wind Farm

The start of the relocation of the first four structures Iberdrola has started the transfer of the first offshore wind platforms (jackets) for its Saint Brieuc wind farm, located in Brittany, France, from the Navantia Seanergies shipyard in Fene (A … Read More

Ocean Winds Orders Offshore Substation Foundation, Pile Components from Navantia

Ocean Winds, a Spanish company dedicated to offshore wind energy created by EDP Renewables (EDPR) and ENGIE, has signed a capacity reservation agreement with Navantia to build two jacket-type foundations and associated piles for the substations of two offshore wind … Read More

DEME Offshore, Eiffage Métal Install Foundation for First Offshore Wind Farm in France

DEME Offshore and Eiffage Métal have completed the installation of 80 foundations at the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm in France. Installation of the foundations started in spring 2021. DEME and its partner Herrenknecht, a tunnel boring machine company, jointly designed … Read More

TotalEnergies, Qair Begin Construction on Floating Offshore Wind Farm

Olivier Terneaud TotalEnergies has started construction on the Eolmed project, operated by Qair and in which TotalEnergies has a 20% stake. The 30 MW project is located more than 18 km off the coast of Gruissan and Port la Nouvelle … Read More

GE Finishes France’s First Offshore Wind Turbine Installation

GE has completed the installation of the first offshore wind turbine in French seas, at the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm. Seventy-nine other Haliade 150-6MW are due to be installed and commissioned by the end of 2022. This project, led by … Read More

French Government Pledges to Create 40 GW of Offshore Wind by 2050

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson The French government has signed an offshore sector deal with France’s wind industry, committing to support the construction of 40 GW of offshore wind by 2050, spread over 50 wind farms. To reach this goal, France … Read More

Ocean Winds Places V164 Turbine Purchase for Floating Wind Project

Ocean Winds, the international offshore wind energy company created by EDP Renewables (EDPR) and ENGIE, has placed a 30 MW order with Vestas for the Éoliennes Flottantes du Golfe du Lion (EFGL) offshore wind park, a floating pilot project it … Read More

Global Wind Service Introduces New Business Office in France

Wind turbine installation and service company Global Wind Service (GWS) has opened a new business unit in Nantes, France. This follows the recent award of the load-out and installation of the 80-turbine Saint Nazaire offshore wind farm, the first offshore … Read More

Just in: Offshore wind updates from France and Japan

In the Market updates live broadcast, we hear from industry experts from Japan and France about the current local offshore wind situation and some project updates. Justus Schoemaker, director and owner of DUJAM Desk (Dutch-Japanese Maritime Desk), gives us a … Read More

GE Renewable Energy Unveils Second Offshore Wind Turbine Blade Mold at French Factory

Second mold for 107m blade in Cherbourg, France (Credit: Baptiste Almodovar) LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy business, has launched its second 107-meter wind turbine blade mold (production line) at its Cherbourg factory in France, in order to address … Read More