Dolfines, 8.2 France, shakes hands over joint offshore wind plans

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Dolfines and 8.2 France are joining forces to offer integrated services to the wind power market, particularly offshore, by combining their technical expertise in wind turbines, electrical infrastructure and foundations.

The growth of the offshore wind market represents a unique opportunity for an integrated player, according to the two companies, with strong growth in the number of offshore wind farms in France in recent years.

Dolfines and 8.2 France, the activity of 8.2 Consulting in the country, informed on November 12 that they had signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU), agreeing to build and develop a common and integrated offer for the now gigantic renewable energy market, affirming that there are currently very few players in Europe and none in France who cover this area. Asset management and engineering consulting services are still fragmented, with players very often covering only their own area of ​​expertise, according to the new partners.

Regarding the offshore wind sector, 450 GW of offshore wind capacity could be installed in Europe by 2050, including 57 GW for France, which has the second largest maritime area in the world, the two companies said. by referring to WindEurope estimates.

Currently, there are 22 GW of offshore wind capacity installed in Europe, including 2 MW in France, where the goal of the National Wind Energy Association (France Énergie Éolienne) is to have 10 GW of wind power. offshore in operation by 2030. Some 3.5 GW So far, GW of offshore wind has been allocated in the country.

« With the signing of this MOU with 8.2 France, which brings us its expertise in wind technologies very complementary to our own, we are continuing the methodical construction of an offer that creates value for the major players in the gigantic renewable energy market.“He told me.” Jean-Claude Bourdon, President of Dolphins.

The company, a renewable energy subsidiary of engineering specialist Dietswell, led the EolFloat floating wind project in France and reached an agreement with Chinese CIMC Raffles earlier this year to cooperate on floating offshore wind projects in Europe and in Asia.

As part of the EolFloat project, a consortium of French companies developed the semi-submersible TrussFloat float, which received the green light from the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME). last year.

The TrussFloat floating platform will be able to support wind turbines with a capacity of up to 13 MW.

“We quickly saw in the expertise of DOLFINES in foundations (floating, anchored and onshore), project management in France and abroad and finally the engineering of complex offshore and onshore projects a major and strategic complement to our offer”, he told me Bruno Allain, President of 8.2 France.

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