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Nordex receives contracts for wind power projects over 195 MW from Europe

Nordex continues to benefit from its broad global market position. In addition to the recently reported wind farm projects from Spain and Scotland, the manufacturer has secured further wind turbines projects in Europe for more than 195 MW in recent weeks. Twelve different customers – including project developers, utilities and citizen wind farms – from … Continue reading Nordex receives contracts for wind power projects over 195 MW from Europe

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French first-half wind power capacity up 0.5 GW year on year

French wind power capacity in the first half of the year rose by 0.5 gigawatts (GW) from the same period last year, data from the energy ministry showed on Friday. Total wind energy generation capacity stood at 15.8 GW at the end of June. The ministry said projects with a combined 12.1 GW of capacity … Continue reading French first-half wind power capacity up 0.5 GW year on year

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Wind power in France: Six offshore wind farms granted EU approval

The European Commission has given the green light for plans to build six new offshore wind farms in France. Each of the wind farms will consist of 62 to 83 wind turbines, with an installed capacity of 450 MW to 498 MW per wind power project and will receive support under the government’s Feed-in Tariff … Continue reading Wind power in France: Six offshore wind farms granted EU approval

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The Conseil d’Etat approves Fécamp and Courseulles-sur-Mer offshore wind farm project

EDF Renewables, a subsidiary of the EDF Group, and its partners Enbridge, a North American energy infrastructure company, and German independent renewable energy provider wpd, are delighted with today’s ruling by the Conseil d’Etat, France’s supreme administrative court, dismissing the appeals against the concession permits allowing the Courseulles-sur-Mer and Fécamp offshore wind projects to occupy … Continue reading The Conseil d’Etat approves Fécamp and Courseulles-sur-Mer offshore wind farm project

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GE Renewable Energy to hire more than 200 employees for its Wind Turbine Blade Factory in Cherbourg, France

Located in Cherbourg, the wind energy factory recruited 120 employees in 2018, and will reach more than 320 employees at the end of this year. GE Renewable Energy plans to recruit more than 200 employees at its wind turbine blade factory in France, before the end of 2019. GE Renewable Energy announced today its plan … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy to hire more than 200 employees for its Wind Turbine Blade Factory in Cherbourg, France

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EDF-led consortium selected for the Dunkirk offshore wind energy project

After an invitation to tender held by the public authorities, France’s Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition has selected the EDF Group, via its EDF Renewables subsidiary, in partnership with Innogy and Enbridge, to design, build, operate and maintain the future Dunkirk offshore wind farm. It is the fourth offshore project that the group … Continue reading EDF-led consortium selected for the Dunkirk offshore wind energy project

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Dunkirk auction result boosts the case for ambitious offshore wind energy in France

Bids to build a 600 MW offshore wind farm off the coast of Dunkirk came in at a winning price of “below” €50/MWh the French Government announced today. The winning bid came from a consortium led by EDF Renewables, Innogy and Enbridge.   The number of competitive bids is excellent news for the offshore wind … Continue reading Dunkirk auction result boosts the case for ambitious offshore wind energy in France

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The Conseil d’Etat approves the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm operating permit

EDF Renewables, a subsidiary of the EDF Group, and Enbridge, a North American energy infrastructure company, are delighted with today’s ruling by the Conseil d’Etat, France’s supreme administrative court. It brings to a close the appeal against the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm project’s operating permit. This ruling is a further endorsement of the robustness of … Continue reading The Conseil d’Etat approves the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm operating permit

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Boralex commissions the Catésis wind farm in France

Boralex Inc. (“Boralex” or the “Corporation”) (TSX: BLX) announces the commercial commissioning of the 10 MW installed capacity Catésis wind farm located in France’s Nord department. The commissioning of this wind farm increases Boralex’s capacity to 951 MW in France and a total of 1,987 MW worldwide. “We’re delighted with the commissioning of the Catésis wind farm which brings us … Continue reading Boralex commissions the Catésis wind farm in France

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Enercon surpasses 4 GW of wind energy mark in France

Enercon has passed the 4 gigawatt mark of installed wind power in France. This wind turbines installation milestone was reached during the ‘La Montagne II’ wind farm in Guadeloupe. Enercon has installed 8 E-44/900 kW wind turbines for the wind farm in the French overseas territory in the Caribbean. Peter Schuster, Director of Enercon France, … Continue reading Enercon surpasses 4 GW of wind energy mark in France

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France now the only Member State with floating wind energy in its NECP draft

On 24 April WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson chaired the first plenary session at FOWT 2019, the world’s largest floating offshore wind event. The event comes at a time when Europe’s ambition for floating offshore wind is nowhere near where it needs to be. Dickson noted that, while Europe remains the global leader in fixed-bottom offshore … Continue reading France now the only Member State with floating wind energy in its NECP draft

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Eolien Maritime France selects Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy to provide wind turbines for two French offshore wind energy projects

Eolien Maritime France (EMF), a joint venture between EDF Renewables and Canadian energy infrastructure company Enbridge, is announcing that Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will now supply turbines for two of its three offshore wind farms in French waters. This announcement follows the decision by GE Renewable Energy, previously the exclusive supplier, to deliver wind turbines … Continue reading Eolien Maritime France selects Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy to provide wind turbines for two French offshore wind energy projects

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GE Renewable Energy signs an MOU with Eolien Maritime France confirming its commitment to the first French offshore wind farm

GE Renewable Energy announced today that it has signed a Memorandum Of Understanding with Eolien Maritime France (EMF) confirming its commitment to provide and service Haliade 150-6MW turbines to the first French EMF offshore wind farm to be cleared of any legal recourse. This memorandum of understanding terminates GE’s exclusive supplier status on the two … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy signs an MOU with Eolien Maritime France confirming its commitment to the first French offshore wind farm

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Eolien Maritime France selects Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy to provide wind turbines for two French offshore wind energy projects

Eolien Maritime France (EMF), a joint venture between EDF Renewables and Canadian energy infrastructure company Enbridge, is announcing that Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will now supply turbines for two of its three offshore wind farms in French waters. This announcement follows the decision by GE Renewable Energy, previously the exclusive supplier, to deliver wind turbines … Continue reading Eolien Maritime France selects Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy to provide wind turbines for two French offshore wind energy projects

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Siemens Gamesa selected by Eolien Maritime France as preferred supplier 1 GW of offshore wind power projects in France

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) and Eolien Maritime France (EMF) have signed a framework agreement with the objective of supplying and servicing offshore wind turbines with a capacity of approximately 1,000 MW for two of EMF’s three French offshore wind projects currently under development. Both projects are expected to use SWT-7.0-154 DD offshore wind turbines … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa selected by Eolien Maritime France as preferred supplier 1 GW of offshore wind power projects in France

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Prysmian supports floating wind farm in France

EPR technology proves to be the key enabler for dynamic applications. Prysmian will provide guaranteed performance thanks to an end-to-end monitoring system Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has been awarded a contract worth approximately €30 million by PGL (Provence Grand Large), a floating offshore wind farm project located … Continue reading Prysmian supports floating wind farm in France

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Boralex commissions the Basse Thiérache Nord wind farm in France

Boralex Inc. (“Boralex” or the “Corporation”) (TSX: BLX) announces the commercial commissioning of the Basse Thiérache Nord wind farm with 20 MW of installed capacity, located in the Aisne department of France. With the commissioning of this wind farm, Boralex’s capacity increases to 941 MW in France and a total 1,962 MW worldwide. “Basse Thiérache … Continue reading Boralex commissions the Basse Thiérache Nord wind farm in France

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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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