Specifically, the company has completed the 8 MW Nurlu wind farm in the region of Picardie, the 12 MW Grande Place and 10 MW Pleugriffet plants in Brittany and the 10 MW Trayes plant in Poitou-Charentes. All these wind farms are equipped with Gamesa G90 2 MW wind turbines.
Additionally, the 6 MW Montlouby II wind farm, located in the region of Auvergne, is equipped with a Gamesa G87 2 MW wind turbine. The start up of these five new plants reinforces IBERDROLA RENOVABLES’ presence in France, which after Spain and the UK, has become the company’s second largest European operation: 275 MW divided among 30 wind farms.
Since it first starting operating there in 2005, Iberdrola Renewables has become the third largest renewables operator in France, with offices in three cities: Paris, Rennes and Nancy. The company’s portfolio of projects in France includes the development of several onshore and offshore wind farm projects over the next few years.
Excluding Spain, it has total capacity of 1,754 MW in Europe: 800 MW in the UK, 275 MW in France, 219 MW in Greece, 161 MW in Poland, 92 MW in Portugal, 63 MW in Germany, 66 MW in Italy and 78 MW in Hungary.
Iberdrola Renewables, with operations in 23 countries, is world leader in wind energy sector in both installed capacity (with nearly 11,000 MW at the end of 2009) and output (over 21,000 million kWh).