The French executive has been warned it will omit the boat when it comes to offshore wind power, if it does now not temporarily release its deliberate spherical of tenders to construct up to 3GW of offshore wind farms.
The caution got here from PriceWaterHouse Coopers in a file the previous day about the way forward for the European offshore wind market in response to interviews with greater than 60 senior executives at wind energy corporations.
It finds frustration inside the trade at France’s failure to transfer ahead with offshore wind plans, regardless of robust offshore wind assets and predictions the field is most probably to exceed the onshore market with regards to put in capability through 2035.
In May this 12 months, French Environment and Energy Minister Jean-Louis Borloo introduced he would quickly invite corporations to smooth for 10 offshore websites in a bid to spice up capability through 3GW.
However, regardless of studies remaining month that the federal government used to be on the point of issuing tenders, the bidding procedure is but to be introduced.
PWC mentioned French prerequisites are ripe for turning in a number one offshore wind sector as a result of its lengthy sea coast, robust business experience and provide chain. But the consultancy warned it’s lagging at the back of Germany and the United Kingdom in each the improvement of a producing base and deployment of offshore wind farms.