Offshore wind delegation to Seanergy 2020Wind energy
Join Norwegian Energy Partners for a delegation visit to Nantes in connection with the Seanergy 2020 conference and exhibition to meet the French offshore wind industry.
After a long wait, the French offshore wind projects are finally moving ahead. The French Government awarded the first six fixed offshore wind farms totaling 3 GW in 2012 and 2014. Each of the wind farms will be composed of 62 to 83 turbines with an installed capacity of 450 to 498 megawatts per farm. Engie's and EDPR's 496 MW Eoliennes en Mer Iles d’Yeu et de Noirmoutier project received the last maritime and environmental go in October 2018 and is now preparing tendering for all technology to start construction in 2019. The consortium previously had said it expects to commission Yeu Noirmoutier and Dieppe Le Tréport in 2021.
Earlier this year it also awarded the 600 MW Dunkirk project to a consortium of EDF, Innogy and Enbridge. France wants to add more offshore wind and announced a policy of doubling the yearly installations from 500 MW to 1 GW going forward. In addition, the French government has supported the demonstration of 4 various projects for floating wind, expected to come online 2021-23 and are planning for 750 MW tenders for floating wind.
France is becoming a major offshore wind hub and represents an opportunity for the Norwegian supply chain. Seanergy is thus the place to be if you wish to take part in the upcoming projects on both floating and fixed offshore wind – both to meet developers and Tier 1 contractors but also to find the necessary partner in the French market.
Each year, Seanergy brings together leaders and experts from the Marine Renewable Energy and Offshore Wind sectors. Norwegian Energy Partners is planning extensive meeting activity with key French and international players. The detailed agenda for the delegation meetings is under development and will be updated shortly.
Information about the Seanergy 2020 conference