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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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ENGIE Confirms its Number One Position in the Solar and Wind Energy Sectors in France with the Acquisition of the LANGA Group

Founded in 2008, the LANGA group (langa.fr), based in Brittany, is one of the most active independent producers of renewable energy, simultaneously present in solar, wind, biogas and biomass. LANGA is involved in the entire value chain of its projects. It holds a portfolio in operation which by the end of 2018 is set to … Continue reading ENGIE Confirms its Number One Position in the Solar and Wind Energy Sectors in France with the Acquisition of the LANGA Group

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RIVE Private Investment and Mirova acquire a 60 MW wind project in France from Nordex

RIVE Private Investment and Mirova, through its fund Mirova-Eurofideme 3, have acquired “Le Douiche” wind farm, a ready-to-build onshore wind project in France from the Nordex Group. The manufacturer will be supplying 20 N117/3000 turbines with a total capacity of 60 MW for the wind farm, split into two project companies. Installation of the turbines … Continue reading RIVE Private Investment and Mirova acquire a 60 MW wind project in France from Nordex

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Construction complete at Sommette wind farm in France

Natural Power has successfully completed the construction phase of the Sommette wind farm in Picarde, Northern France. Total installed capacity for the Sommette wind farm is 21.6 MW from nine Nordex N117/2400 turbines, each with capacity of 2.4 MW. The project benefits from a 15-year feed in tariff. Baptiste Durand, Construction Manager at Natural Power … Continue reading Construction complete at Sommette wind farm in France

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Wind energy in France: Siemens Gamesa to supply 104 MW for five onshore wind farms

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has secured orders for the supply of 39 onshore wind turbines in France, with aggregate capacity of 104 MW, at five wind farms being developed in the regions of Hauts de France, Grand Est, Burgundy and in Western France. Siemens Gamesa has been selected to supply, transport and install 11 … Continue reading Wind energy in France: Siemens Gamesa to supply 104 MW for five onshore wind farms

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Nordex and ewz expanding joint activities in France

The energy utility of the city of Zurich ewz has ordered its third wind farm from the Nordex Group in quick succession. The project entails the installation of four N117/3000 turbines at the 12-MW “Graincourt” wind farm. The contract covers project development, turn-key installation of the wind farm and service for the wind power systems … Continue reading Nordex and ewz expanding joint activities in France

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How much does electricity from wind energy in France?

In France, summed up the country’s first tender in mainland wind power. According to the results, we selected 22 projects with a total capacity of 500 MW. The volume of bids exceeded 900 MW. Weighted average price amounted to 65.4 euros per megawatt-hour. “The results clearly show that the competitiveness of mainland wind energy and … Continue reading How much does electricity from wind energy in France?

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Costs fall in French onshore wind energy tender

Costs have fallen in the latest French onshore wind tender, according to the results released by the French Government. 22 projects totalling 508 MW have won the tender. They won on price alone.  The weighted average winning price was €65 MW/h. This was lower than the current tariff for smaller projects (€72 MW/h) and the … Continue reading Costs fall in French onshore wind energy tender

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French Secretary of State says winners of the Dunkirk offshore wind energy tender to be announced in March

On 8 February Sébastien Lecornu, France’s secretary of state to the minister of ecological and solidarity transition, told wind industry insiders that the results of the call for tenders for offshore wind in the area of Dunkirk will be released in March. Mr Lecornu was speaking at the French Renewable Association’s annual event (Colloque annuel du SER) … Continue reading French Secretary of State says winners of the Dunkirk offshore wind energy tender to be announced in March

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Interconnectors move ahead in Ireland, France, Spain

Plans for a long-awaited interconnector between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland have been approved, paving the way for greater sharing of clean electricity between the two nations. The Irish side of the scheme has already been approved, and the latest decision from the Northern Ireland Department for Infrastructure means that, in theory, the … Continue reading Interconnectors move ahead in Ireland, France, Spain

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Siemens Gamesa to supply newest 8 MW direct-drive offshore turbine to 500 MW Saint Brieuc project in France

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) will supply its new 8 MW offshore wind turbine, the SG 8.0-167 DD, to 500 MW Saint Brieuc project off Bretagne coasts. The ordered direct drive wind turbine will replace Adwen’s AD 8-180 model after Siemens Gamesa has decided to focus on offshore direct drive platform. The switch to the … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa to supply newest 8 MW direct-drive offshore turbine to 500 MW Saint Brieuc project in France

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