UK-based engineering and design consultancy Atkins and industrial engineering specialist Assystem are jointly targeting opportunities in the offshore wind market in France. Services provided by Assystem, with the support of Atkins, include concept and detailed engineering design as well as owner’s engineer services and consortium management. Atkins has expertise in offshore wind infrastructure design and engineering services, while Assystem is equipped with local knowledge of the French energy market.
Atkins and Assystem intend to capitalise on France’s €20 billion plan to accelerate the development of offshore wind, wave and tidal energy production. The plan is to produce a 6,000 MW power base by 2020, which corresponds to 1,200 wind turbines.