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Shell, Chinese partner to drop off-shore wind farm project in France By Reuters

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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A view shows a board with the logo of Shell at the company’s fuel station in Saint Petersburg, Russia May 6, 2022. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov/File Photo

PARIS (Reuters) – Oil major Shell (LON:) and state-owned Chinese energy company CGN on Tuesday said that they would drop their plan for a floating wind power project on France’s Brittany coast, citing inflation and supply chain problems among other reasons.

“The project faced several technical, commercial and financial challenges, all in a context of constantly increasing costs and very strong constraints in terms of inflation and supply chain,” the companies said in a joint statement.

The wind farm would have been located off the coast of Belle-Ile, an island popular with tourists and co-financed by a regional public investment bank.

“The economic conditions linked to the project have been significantly modified”, the companies said.

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