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Are you interested in entering the French Offshore Wind Market?

01.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

Norway and France

Event registration is closed.


Apply to join this Global Growth Offshore Wind programme, where the aim is to contribute to the participants' success in France, one of the world's most exciting markets for floating offshore wind.

You are invited to participate in the Global Growth programme for the French offshore wind market, where the target group is ambitious companies that have strategic export goals.

The programme consists of preparatory courses at home and gatherings in France with a plan for meetings with key players in the French offshore wind industry.

Great possibilities

In their national energy plan, France has a goal of building 1 GW of offshore wind capacity annually, and 6.2 GW already by 2028. The country's high ambitions provide great opportunities for the Norwegian offshore wind industry.

France has several offshore wind projects in the pipeline, including seven bottom-fixed offshore wind farms and four floating pilot parks under development. Several projects are out to tender.

What makes France particularly interesting for Norwegian industry is that their shelf conditions indicate that significant parts of this potential must be extracted through floating installations. This is an area where Norway has an extra competitive advantage and still has the opportunity to take a leading position internationally. The world's first commercial tender for a floating offshore wind farm is now underway in the Brittany region, where, among others, Equinor in the Océole consortium is a candidate to win the tender.

What you get

The goal of the program is for your company to increase exports by making you better able to understand opportunities, obstacles and challenges in the market.

The program aims to bring Norwegian expertise into the French offshore wind industry, where there is a need for new solutions and innovative ideas. Based on identified needs in the French offshore wind market, we will give a selected group of Norwegian companies access to unique arenas for meetings with key French stakeholders.

Through participation in Global Growth, you will receive help to acquire the first customers, and to map potential customers, partners and stakeholders. Based on the participating companies' focus and needs, you will be introduced to VIPs in the French offshore wind market, including industrial clusters, regional and regulatory authorities, offshore wind farm developers, financial institutions, and other potential customers.

Who should sign up

Companies with relevant products and services for the French offshore wind market, which have a high level of ambition, an export strategy rooted in the board, sufficient financial and capacity for investment, and resources and ability to scale up.


Application deadline: December 15, 2021
The programme will start January/February 2022, and the participation fee is 20.000 NOK per company.

For more information about the programme and practical information, see Innovation Norway’s pages for Global Growth Offshore Wind France.

Contact Information

Karianne Kojen Andersen
EU Advisor, GCE Ocean Technology
Phone: +47 936 66 116

Gyrid Espeland
Advisor, Innovation Norway Paris
Phone: +33 7 66 09 11 09

Arvid Nesse
Cluster Manager, Norwegian Offshore Wind Cluster
Phone: +47 975 97 384

Global Growth Offshore Wind France is a part of Innovation Norway’s programme for High Potential Opportunities (HPO), in collaboration with Norwegian Offshore Wind Cluster (NOWC), Norwegian Energy Partners (NORWEP) and the French-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce (CCFN).