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Responsible deployment of wind power is indispensable for a successful energy transition in France

On 14 October WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson spoke at the 11th Colloque National Éolien in Paris, organised by France Énergie Éolienne. Wind energy is indispensable for a successful energy transition in France. And it brings additional benefits to citizens: last week the French Minister for the Ecological Transition, Barbara Pompili, and representatives of the wind … Continue reading Responsible deployment of wind power is indispensable for a successful energy transition in France

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GE Renewable Energy launches second 107-meter wind turbine blade mold at its Cherbourg factory, France

The company will recruit and train 200 new employees, taking the site’s total workforce to 800. Additionally, GE Renewable Energy plans to expand the site with the construction of an additional hall for finishing blades. Cherbourg plant has established as a world-class facility, having produced the first ever wind turbine blade longer than 100 meters. … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy launches second 107-meter wind turbine blade mold at its Cherbourg factory, France

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Vestas receives an order for 65 MW of wind power in France

Vestas has received a 65 MW order for the Les Moulins du Lohan wind farm, to be located in Morbihan, France. The order, placed by Boralex, a pioneer in renewables and the leading independent producer of onshore wind power in France, includes the supply and installation of 17 V126-3.45 MW wind turbines operated at a … Continue reading Vestas receives an order for 65 MW of wind power in France

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Statkraft acquires wind power portfolio in Germany and France

Statkraft, Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy, has acquired the wind power portfolio of wind farm operator Breeze Three Energy in Germany and France further strengthening its position in Europe. Norway-based Statkraft adds 39 wind farms across Germany and four wind farms in France to its European onshore wind power portfolio. The acquisition marks the … Continue reading Statkraft acquires wind power portfolio in Germany and France

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Vestas receives 65 MW order in France

Vestas has received a 65 MW order for the Les Moulins du Lohan wind project, to be located in Morbihan, France. The order, placed by Boralex, a pioneer in renewables and the leading independent producer of onshore wind power in France, includes the supply and installation of 17 V126-3.45 MW wind turbines operated at a … Continue reading Vestas receives 65 MW order in France

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GE Renewable Energy and ACTA MARINE sign contract for Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm commissioning Service Operation Vessel

The Service Operation Vessel will support the GE Wind Turbines Mechanical Completion and Commissioning phase of the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm constructionThe installation is anticipated to start in the second quarter of 2022The Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm will be equipped with 80 Haliade 150-6MW and will have an installed capacity of 450 MW GE Renewable … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy and ACTA MARINE sign contract for Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm commissioning Service Operation Vessel

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Vattenfall shortlisted to participate in the first floating offshore wind energy tender in France

Vattenfall prequalifies, together with partners wpd and BlueFloat Energy, for the upcoming 250MW floating offshore wind tender off the coast of South Brittany in France. On 15 September, the French government officially announced the list of prequalified candidates for the upcoming offshore wind tender in South Brittany, the first commercial floating tender in France. Vattenfall … Continue reading Vattenfall shortlisted to participate in the first floating offshore wind energy tender in France

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Equinor, RES and Green Giraffe team up for floating offshore wind power growth in France

Equinor, RES and Green Giraffe join forces and form Océole, a partnership dedicated to developing floating offshore wind in France. Océole will evaluate and work towards submitting bids in the upcoming floating offshore wind tenders held by the French government. Establishing this partnership is in line with the three companies’ ambition of delivering high-performance floating … Continue reading Equinor, RES and Green Giraffe team up for floating offshore wind power growth in France

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Big-scale floating wind energy is kicking off in France

France has closed the world’s first-ever auction for a commercial-sized floating offshore wind farm. The future wind farm will be located in the Atlantic Ocean south of Brittany and will have a capacity of 250MW. France will then auction two other floating projects of a similar size over the next year. These will be in … Continue reading Big-scale floating wind energy is kicking off in France

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France can lead on delivering the Green Deal by embracing wind power

The EU has committed to climate neutrality by 2050, an objective endorsed by Heads of State and Government and now formally enshrined in the Climate Law. France will be key to delivering this and is planning accordingly. Its Programmation pluriannuelle de l’énergie, plans to increase the share of renewable energies to 33% of final energy … Continue reading France can lead on delivering the Green Deal by embracing wind power

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Vestas secures largest wind power order ever in France

TTR Energy has placed an order for 122 MW for the Sud Marne wind farm, which will be located in the department of Marne, France. The contract includes the transportation, supply and installation of 30 V150-4.2 MW wind turbines, some of which will be delivered in 4.0 MW operating mode, as well as an Active … Continue reading Vestas secures largest wind power order ever in France

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Nordex wind turbines for wind power in France

The demands on the Nordex Group as a manufacturer of wind turbines are increasing with regard to its environmental performance – whether in the form of emission limits or the requirements for environmental product declarations (EPDs). More and more countries are setting ambitious climate targets and taking measures to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.France has … Continue reading Nordex wind turbines for wind power in France

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RP Global sells its French wind farm project “Le Champvoisin” to clearvise

RP Global, a leading renewable energy developer and investor, announces the sale of its most recent project, the 12 MW wind farm “Le Champvoisin”, to the German independent power producer (IPP) clearvise AG. The deal follows the recent closing of the €24M project financing and includes a 20-year PPA from the French government, one of the … Continue reading RP Global sells its French wind farm project “Le Champvoisin” to clearvise

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Vattenfall prequalifies for the upcoming French offshore wind power tender in Normandy

Vattenfall prequalifies, together with partners wpd and Banque des Territoires, for the upcoming 1 GW French offshore wind tender off the coast of Normandy. On 15th January 2021, the French government launched its fourth offshore wind tender after a public consultation process identified an area of 500km2 within which the future offshore wind farm will … Continue reading Vattenfall prequalifies for the upcoming French offshore wind power tender in Normandy

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Iberdrola prequalifies for France’s next offshore wind energy auction

The Normandy project – in the English Channel – will have a capacity ranging between 900 MW and 1,050 MW. The company has a pipeline of 19,000 MW in established markets such as France, Germany, the UK and the US and emerging markets such as Japan, Sweden, Poland and Ireland Iberdrola has been pre-qualified for … Continue reading Iberdrola prequalifies for France’s next offshore wind energy auction

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GE Renewable Energy to hire 300 employees in 2021 for its wind turbine blade factory in Cherbourg, France

GE Renewable Energy plans to recruit 300 employees in 2021 at its LM Wind Power wind turbine blade factory in Cherbourg, France. Opened almost three years ago in April 2018, the factory today counts more than 450 employees Every new hire will go through an intensive training program at the factory’s ‘Center of Excellence’ to … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy to hire 300 employees in 2021 for its wind turbine blade factory in Cherbourg, France

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Nordex supplies 33 MW of wind power to RWE in France

Nordex has again received orders for wind turbines in France. RWE’s French subsidiary, RWE Renouvelables France, has ordered ten N117 turbines for two wind farms with a total capacity of 33 MW. Both projects in northern France are part of the sale of Nordex Group’s European wind and solar project development business to RWE in … Continue reading Nordex supplies 33 MW of wind power to RWE in France

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Siemens Gamesa receives order for 448 MW Courseulles-sur-Mer offshore wind project

Leading France’s wind power revolution, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has been awarded the firm order from the EDF Renewables-Enbridge-wpd consortium for the 448 MW Courseulles-sur-Mer offshore wind power project. Located 10 km off the Bessin coast, the project brings the total capacity awarded to Siemens Gamesa by the consortium in France to approx. 1 GW. … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa receives order for 448 MW Courseulles-sur-Mer offshore wind project

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RWE expands its presence in wind power in France and Poland with four onshore wind farms

RWE’s European renewables business has gained further impetus with decisions taken to invest in four new onshore wind farms with a total installed capacity of 76 megawatts (MW). Three of the projects are located in France, and one in Poland. The first French project is already under construction, and work will begin on the three … Continue reading RWE expands its presence in wind power in France and Poland with four onshore wind farms

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France chooses area off the Normandy coast for 1GW of wind power

France has identified an area off the coast of Normandy for the construction of a 1 Gigawatt (GW) wind farm and launched the tender process for its development, Environment Minister Barbara Pompili said on Saturday. The planned wind farm will be located 32 km (20 miles) off the coast of Cotentin and will generate the … Continue reading France chooses area off the Normandy coast for 1GW of wind power

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