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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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ENGIE Strengthens its Position as France’s Leading Wind Energy Company with the Acquisition of A Portfolio of Wind Farm Projects Worth Nearly 500 MW

ENGIE Green has just acquired a portfolio of nearly 500 MW of onshore wind power projects under development through the purchase of 100% of SAMEOLE’s shares, an independent developer of wind projects in France. This acquisition reinforces ENGIE’s leading position in the onshore wind energy market with 1,900 MW of capacity installed in France. The … Continue reading ENGIE Strengthens its Position as France’s Leading Wind Energy Company with the Acquisition of A Portfolio of Wind Farm Projects Worth Nearly 500 MW

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Boralex is a big winner in the second round of a French onshore wind power

Boralex Inc. (“Boralex” or the “Corporation”) (TSX: BLX) is pleased to announce that its two projects submitted in June in the onshore wind power request for proposals (“RFP”) in France have been selected. As in the first round of the RFP, the aggregate capacity that could have been awarded amounted to 500 MW; the aggregate … Continue reading Boralex is a big winner in the second round of a French onshore wind power

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Vestas signs 26 MW EPC contract for a wind park in France

French renewable energy developer Eurowatt has placed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) order for the 26 MW La Crémière wind park to be located in the Pas de Calais department, within the Hauts de France region, in Northern France. The EPC contract includes the projects civil and electrical works as well as supply, transport, … Continue reading Vestas signs 26 MW EPC contract for a wind park in France

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EMF Offshore Wind Energy

GE welcomes the confirmation of the three Eolien Maritime Français offshore windfarms paving the way for a buoyant offshore wind industry, which carries considerable potential for economic growth, job creation and high-tech innovation in France. These three offshore windfarms, located in Fécamp, Courseulles and Saint-Nazaire will lead to new job creation in France required to … Continue reading EMF Offshore Wind Energy

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Without an ambitious national plan, France cannot meet its immense offshore wind energy potential

Tuesday, 12 June marked the opening of the International Conference on Marine Energy in Normandy. Over three days, this biennial global marine energy event will focus on the industrial development of ocean energy. The event takes place at a particularly important time both for Europe’s energy mix and for France. As EU Energy Ministers and the … Continue reading Without an ambitious national plan, France cannot meet its immense offshore wind energy potential

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EDF Energies Nouvelles accelerates its growth in renewable energy in France

After exceeding its growth targets in France in 2017, EDF Energies Nouvelles continues to expand in 2018 and is ready to make a full contribution to EDF’s “Plan Solaire”. EDF Energies Nouvelles out-performed its annual growth target in France in 2017, adding 290 MW in wind power capacity over the year: the 73.5 MW Montagne … Continue reading EDF Energies Nouvelles accelerates its growth in renewable energy in France

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