DOLFINES, an independent specialist in engineering and services in the renewable and conventional energy industry, today announced the signing of a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with 8.2 France to build and develop a common and integrated offer combining their expertise for the renewable energy market.
The ambition of DOLFINES and 8.2 France is to offer major players in offshore and onshore wind energy an integrated and value-creating offer in the technical expertise of turbines, electrical infrastructures and foundations.
Faced with the huge renewable energy market, the services offered for asset management and engineering consulting are still atomized, with players very often covering only their own area of expertise. In particular, in the market covered by this MOU, there are currently very few players in Europe – and none in France.
The strong growth in the number of offshore wind farms in France over the past few years and the rise of the offshore wind energy market represent a unique opportunity for an integrated player.
It is thus recalled that, based on WindEurope’s estimates, 450 GW of installed offshore wind power could be installed in Europe by 2050, of which 57 KW for France, which has the world’s second largest maritime area. Today, only 22 GW are installed in Europe, including 2 MW in France.
France Energie Eolienne’s objective is to have 10 GW of offshore wind power in service in France by 2030, of which 3.5 GW have already been allocated. The International Reneweable Energy Agency estimates that 228 GW could be installed in Europe by 2030.
Commenting on the signing, Jean-Claude Bourdon, President of DOLFINES, said: “With the signing of this MOU with 8.2 France, which brings us its expertise in wind technologies that are very complementary to ours, we are continuing the methodical construction of a value-creating offer for the major players in the gigantic renewable energy market.”
“We had already signed a trade agreement with the large Chinese shipbuilding company CIMC RAFFLES in April 2020, paving the way for cooperation on the commercial development of floating wind in Europe and Asia. At the same time, we are continuing to develop our TrussFloat semi-submersible platform for large capacity turbines, seeking to minimize production costs, in line with our strategy.”
Bruno Allain, President of 8.2 France, said: “We quickly saw in DOLFINES’ expertise in foundations (floating, anchored and onshore), project management in France and internationally and finally the engineering of complex offshore and onshore projects a major and strategic complement to our offer.”