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How France exports its offshore wind turbines

2021-09-22T20:56:12.297Z

REPORT - France does not yet have any offshore wind turbines. But manufacturers have found other outlets.



In Saint-Nazaire

Off Saint-Nazaire stand at regular intervals yellow pylons 25 meters high, almost invisible from the coast.

These are the 80 foundations of offshore wind turbines that EDF will install next spring.

The park of the Guérande bench is the most advanced site in France.

In northern Europe, hundreds of wind turbines have been producing electricity for years.

France does not have the slightest offshore wind turbine in operation, but it already exports some.

Thanks to its policy of requiring the establishment of wind turbines during the first calls for tenders for the construction of offshore wind farms, launched in the early 2010s, the country now hosts a third of the production capacity. European.

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Offshore wind power also creates strong tensions

In the front line, GE Renewable (formerly Alstom Power), one of the major manufacturers in the sector, has 1,300 employees in France.

One of its two research centers is located in Nantes, one of its two blade factories in Cherbourg, and it manufactures

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Source: lefigaro

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