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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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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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