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France takes emergency measures to boost renewables

France gets around 20% of its electricity from renewable sources – 8% from wind energy, but it needs more to meet its climate goals while reinforcing energy security.  The war in Ukraine and disruptions in its conventional electricity generation fleet are putting France’s energy system under stress.  

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Colombia to hold offshore wind energy auction

Colombia will hold a competitive bidding auction for the development of offshore wind farms and the first round of contracts is due to be awarded in the second half of 2023.

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IMCA issues burial at depth measurement guidance

The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA’s) latest guidance ‘Guidelines for the Measurement of Depth of Burial’ (IMCA S 029) aimed at both the offshore renewables and offshore oil and gas industries, looks at the different methods of measuring the depth of burial of subsea cables and pipelines together with factors influencing the depth of burial. 

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Gippsland officially the home of offshore wind

Offshore wind in Gippsland, Australia, is a step closer to becoming a reality, with the Commonwealth Government announcing the Bass Strait off Gippsland as the first area to be formally assessed under its new Offshore Electricity Infrastructure framework.

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France selects 13 participants for the next phase of the floating offshore wind tender

The French government has chosen 13 companies and consortia to move on to the second phase of the tendering procedure, the competitive dialogue phase, to build two 250 MW floating offshore wind farms in the Mediterranean Sea's Golfe du Lion.

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France selects areas for 2GW of offshore wind off the Atlantic coast

Following a public consultation, the French government has chosen locations for two offshore wind projects off France's Atlantic coast. The wind farms will be located more than 35 kilometres from the coast, off the island of Oléron.

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