Equinor continues floating wind expansion with new partnership

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Equinor is continuing to expand its floating offshore wind operations with plans to roll out the technology in France.

The Norwegian energy giant has joined forces with renewable energy developer RES and financial advisory firm Green Giraffe to form a new partnership called Océole.

The trio will evaluate and work towards submitting bids in the upcoming floating offshore wind tenders held by the French government.

France is currently targeting up to 6.8 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2028 as part of its aim to become carbon neutral by 2050.

Jens Økland, Equinor’s senior vice president for business development in renewables, said: “France has set an ambition of becoming among the top markets for floating offshore wind in the next decade.

“Together with RES and Green Giraffe, we are ready to contribute long term to the country’ ambitious offshore wind plans and develop what could potentially be the first commercial floating offshore wind farm in France.

“As Océole, we have the industrial competence, technical and financial skills...read more...