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BW Ideol teams with EDF and Maple Power for French floaters

BW Ideol has signed an agreement with the consortium made of EDF Renouvelables, a subsidiary of the EDF group, and Maple Power, a joint venture between CPP Investments and Enbridge, to cooperate on the design of floating foundations for the AO6 floating offshore wind tender.

The call for tender relates to two sites with a capacity of 250 MW each. Combined, these two projects should produce the equivalent of the domestic electricity consumption of around 1m people. The candidates submitted their pre-selection file on May 23.

Paul de la Guérivière, CEO of BW Ideol, said: “This second technological collaboration with the teams of EDF Renouvelables and Maple Power – after an initial cooperation within the framework of the Bretagne Sud call for tenders (AO5) – attests to the complementarity of our respective teams and the excellent collaboration between them. BW Ideol is therefore ready, once the pre-selection of tenderers announced, to work alongside its partners in order to submit the best possible offer.”

This call for tenders was launched by French Prime Minister Jean Castex on March 14, a month after French President Emmanuel Macron announced a target of 40 GW of offshore wind power by 2050.

Adis Ajdin

Adis is an experienced news reporter with a background in finance, media and education. He has written across the spectrum of offshore energy and ocean industries for many years and is a member of International Federation of Journalists. Previously he had written for Navingo media group titles including Offshore Energy, Subsea World News and Marine Energy.
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