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Senvion installs the tallest wind turbines in France

Senvion installs the tallest wind turbines in France for BayWa r.e. With a tip height of 200 metres, the Senvion 3.0M122 wind turbines are currently being installed in the wind farm Les Landes, located in the French department of Haute Vienne. Olivier Perot, Managing Director of Senvion Europe South, states: “Thanks to its flexible and … Continue reading Senvion installs the tallest wind turbines in France

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E.ON bids with ENGIE and EDPR for Dunkirk wind energy project

E.ON plans to enter the French renewable energy market and has joined the ‘Dunkerque Eoliennes en Mer’ consortium. Together with the energy companies ENGIE from France and EDPR from Portugal, E.ON is taking part in the auction of the Dunkirk offshore wind farm announced by the French government for March. The 600-megawatt wind power project … Continue reading E.ON bids with ENGIE and EDPR for Dunkirk wind energy project

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France added 1.5 GW of wind power capacity in 2018

France added 1.5 gigawatts (GW) of wind energy capacity in 2018, taking its total installed power generation from wind turbines to 15.1 GW. Electricity production from renewable wind power sources was at 26.1 terawatt hour (TWh) in 2018, compared with 22.6 TWh a year ago, and accounted for 5.5 percent of French electricity consumption during … Continue reading France added 1.5 GW of wind power capacity in 2018

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Commission approves support for four floating demonstration offshore wind power plants in France

The European Commission has found four French wind turbines projects promoting electricity generation from renewable wind energy sources to be in line with EU State aid rules. The measures will further contribute to reach EU energy and climate goals without unduly distorting competition in the Single Market. The Commission approved French plans to support four … Continue reading Commission approves support for four floating demonstration offshore wind power plants in France

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France launches its first offshore wind power project

LOC Renewables supplies MWS work to Floatgen, France’s first offshore wind farm – and its first full-scale floating wind turbine. The Paris office of LOC Renewables, a part of LOC Group, the leading international marine and engineering consulting firm, has successfully overseen the launch of France’s first offshore wind turbine. LOC Renewables supplied marine warranty … Continue reading France launches its first offshore wind power project

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Boralex commissions the Sources de l’Ancre wind farm and confirms the commercial commissioning of its Le Pelon wind farm in France

Boralex Inc. (“Boralex” or the “Corporation”) (TSX: BLX) announces the commercial commissioning of the Sources de l’Ancre wind farm with 23 MW of installed capacity, located in the Somme department of France. With the commissioning of this wind farm, Boralex’s capacity increases to 921 MW in France and a total 1,942 MW worldwide. “In the … Continue reading Boralex commissions the Sources de l’Ancre wind farm and confirms the commercial commissioning of its Le Pelon wind farm in France

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Nordex supplies 27 wind turbines to wind energy in France

The Nordex Group is further expanding its wind power market position in France with orders worth more than 84 MW received in the fourth quarter 2018. As of summer, the company will be delivering 27 wind turbines for four wind farms to different customers. For its long-standing customer EDF Renewables the Nordex Group is setting … Continue reading Nordex supplies 27 wind turbines to wind energy in France

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French wind power generation jumps 19 pct in November

Electricity generated by French wind turbines rose 18.8 percent in November to 2.78 terawatt hours (TWh) due to increased wind capacity connected to the grid and favourable weather conditions, grid operator RTE said on Friday. Electricity generated by renewable sources, excluding hydro power, rose nearly 10 percent to 4 TWh during the month compared with … Continue reading French wind power generation jumps 19 pct in November

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Morocco, France, Germany, Portugal, and Spain agree to foster corporate trade of renewable electricity between each other

The 5 countries have signed today in Brussels a joint declaration that lays out their plan to facilitate cross-border trade of renewable electricity from producers to corporate consumers. At COP 22, France, Germany, Morocco, Portugal and Spain signed the SET (Sustainable Electricity Trade) Roadmap: a declaration that would eventually lead to renewable electricity exchanges between … Continue reading Morocco, France, Germany, Portugal, and Spain agree to foster corporate trade of renewable electricity between each other

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Senvion signs 48 MW wind turbines contracts of 3.XM series in European core markets

Senvion has signed 47.5 megawatts (MW) firm contracts of its modular 3.XM series in Belgium, France and Portugal in the fourth quarter of 2018. In Belgium, Senvion has concluded contracts with customers including EDF Luminus for the Sint Gillis Waas wind farm and Eoly for the Rebaix wind farm. The Belgian wind farms total four … Continue reading Senvion signs 48 MW wind turbines contracts of 3.XM series in European core markets

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French ambitions for onshore wind power toothless without urgent action from Government on permitting

The Environmental Authority which issues permits for onshore wind power plants has been in limbo for 1 year following a technical decision from the top French Administrative Court.   As a result no new environmental permits are delivered stalling new wind power projects. The Government is sitting on a decree that would reinstate the Environmental … Continue reading French ambitions for onshore wind power toothless without urgent action from Government on permitting

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Nordex receives wind energy orders for 54 MW with 15 wind turbines in two wind farms from France

The Nordex Group has obtained orders for the installation of two wind farms with a total of 15 N131/3600 wind turbines in France. Both wind power orders also include a Premium Service Agreement covering 15 years. For its customer, Quaero, the manufacturer will be installing the Riaucourt Darmannes wind farm with five turbines in the … Continue reading Nordex receives wind energy orders for 54 MW with 15 wind turbines in two wind farms from France

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France plans to triple wind power capacity by 2030

France plans to triple its onshore wind power capacity by 2030 and multiply by five its solar power generation, enabling it to boost the share of renewables in its energy mix to 40 percent, according to the energy plan presented on Tuesday. “By 2030, the production of the onshore wind farm will be tripled and … Continue reading France plans to triple wind power capacity by 2030

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GE Renewable Energy completes its 2018 hiring target of 100 new employees in Cherbourg

In June 2018, GE Renewable Energy announced its plan to recruit 100 employees for its LM Wind Power wind turbine blade manufacturing site in Cherbourg, France, and today the company announced the completion of this target. GE Renewable Energy confirms the completion of its recruitment plan for 2018 at LM Wind Power’s offshore wind blade … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy completes its 2018 hiring target of 100 new employees in Cherbourg

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WindEurope calls for ambitious French National Plan at Narbonne Floating Wind Energy Event

On 15 November WindEurope called for more wind energy ambition in France while participating in an event on the development of floating wind in France’s Occitanie Region (on the Mediterranean). The event took place in Narbonne and was organised by Occitanie, whose Port la Nouvelle recently joined WindEurope’s Ports Platform in Hamburg. The headline speaker … Continue reading WindEurope calls for ambitious French National Plan at Narbonne Floating Wind Energy Event

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France mulls launch of 750 MW offshore wind turbines tender

The French energy ministry is close to launching a 750 MW tender for offshore wind power off the coastline of the northern city of Dunkirk, people familiar with the matter said this week. However, the launch of the tender was dependent on the unveiling of France’s energy roadmap – detailing policy to 2028 – due … Continue reading France mulls launch of 750 MW offshore wind turbines tender

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Commercial commissioning of the Inter Deux Bos wind farm in France

Boralex Inc. (“Boralex” or the “Corporation”) (TSX: BLX) is pleased to announce the commercial commissioning of the Inter Deux Bos wind farm located in the Pas-de-Calais department, France. “The commissioning of Inter Deux Bos enhances Boralex’s presence in France and favourably positions the Corporation to enjoy increased operational synergies in the future,” stated Patrick Lemaire, … Continue reading Commercial commissioning of the Inter Deux Bos wind farm in France

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Engie gets green light for offshore wind power projects in France

French energy group Engie said on Tuesday it has received clearance for its grounded 500 MW gigawatt capacity offshore Yeu and Noirmoutier wind energy projects. A spokesman said the wind farms are expected to be operational by 2021. The farms are in an 83 square kilometres zone, and they will have 62 turbines manufactured by … Continue reading Engie gets green light for offshore wind power projects in France

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France will miss out on major wind energy potential if it does not get its house in order now

On 17 October WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson spoke at the France Energie Eolienne (FEE) conference in Paris and delivered a clear message: if France doesn’t get its house in order soon the costs of unrealised potential will be significant. France needs to take decisive action to ensure that it doesn’t squander its major wind energy … Continue reading France will miss out on major wind energy potential if it does not get its house in order now

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