France’s first wind farm to feature floating wind turbines; Brookfield makes big investment in Teekay Offshore Partners

France's first wind farm to feature floating wind turbines
France’s first wind farm to feature floating wind turbines
July 27, 2017 — While the UK, Germany, Denmark and others in Europe have embraced offshore wind energy, France has not yet installed any turbines offshore. That will change this year, however, with FLOATGEN, an innovative project that will feature a wind farm of floating wind turbines off the coast of Le Croisic.

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Brookfield makes big investment in Teekay Offshore Partners
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