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Breton Factory Is Making Powerful Wind Turbines For France’s 1st Offshore Wind Farm

If you’ve ever flown over the coast of Western Europe and marveled at the view of giant offshore wind farms breaking the monotony of the sea, then one thing is certain: You weren’t flying over France. The country may boast a long coastline, incorporating the North Sea, Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Riviera, but France has … Continue reading Breton Factory Is Making Powerful Wind Turbines For France’s 1st Offshore Wind Farm

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GE Renewable Energy, EDF Renewables and Enbridge are celebrating the production of the first nacelle for the first French offshore wind farm at Saint-Nazaire

Today, Jérôme Pécresse, President and CEO of GE Renewable Energy, as well as Bruno Bensasson, EDF Group Senior Executive Vice-President Renewable Energies, representing the consortium formed by EDF Renewables and Enbridge, celebrated the production of the first GE Renewable Energy nacelle, for the future SaintNazaire wind farm implemented by EDF Renewables-Enbridge. This nacelle, which contains … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy, EDF Renewables and Enbridge are celebrating the production of the first nacelle for the first French offshore wind farm at Saint-Nazaire

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Iberdrola completes supply contracts for Saint-Brieuc, its first offshore wind farm in the English Channel

15 Spanish companies are currently working in the Ría de Ferrol and Avilés on the construction of the foundations for the wind turbines, awarded to the Navantia-Windar joint venture for €350 million. Likewise, in the port of Brest, the contract has already mobilised almost ten Spanish companies. Iberdrola continues to make progress in the development … Continue reading Iberdrola completes supply contracts for Saint-Brieuc, its first offshore wind farm in the English Channel

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Iberdrola completes the contracting of its first wind energy plant in the La Mancha canal

It awards the Eiffage Métal the engineering and construction of the substation, which will house the transformers and the rest of the electrical equipment of the wind farm, which Engie Solutions will carry out on its assembly and march.15 Spanish companies working in these moments in the Ría de Ferrol and Avilés in the construction … Continue reading Iberdrola completes the contracting of its first wind energy plant in the La Mancha canal

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Nordex announces potential sale of its 2.7 GW European PV and wind energy project to RWE

The 2.7 GW portfolio includes projects in France, Spain, Sweden and Poland. Strong boost to Nordex’s capital structure. Cash consideration of EUR 402.5 million before deduction of any customary fees, taxes and any other adjustments. Further reinforcing the growth prospects, underpinned by a strong order book. Nordex leverages the current market environment with strong investor … Continue reading Nordex announces potential sale of its 2.7 GW European PV and wind energy project to RWE

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RWE to strengthen its European solar and wind energy business with acquisition of 2.7 GW project pipeline

Nordex has selected RWE as exclusive bidder for the acquisition of its European onshore wind and solar development business / Purchase price of about €400 million. Strategic enhancement adds to RWE’s existing 22 GW development pipeline. Expansion of position in attractive French onshore wind energy market. RWE wants to acquire the European onshore wind and … Continue reading RWE to strengthen its European solar and wind energy business with acquisition of 2.7 GW project pipeline

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France opens public consultation to install 750 MW of floating wind energy in Brittany

The French National Commission for Public Debate (CNDP) launched a public consultation on future floating wind energy projects in southern Brittany. The Multiannual Energy Program (Programmation pluriannuelle de l’énergie (PPE)) calls for tenders for 8.75 GW of offshore wind energy between 2020 and 2028, and for the development of up to 6.2 GW of operating … Continue reading France opens public consultation to install 750 MW of floating wind energy in Brittany

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Iberdrola seals the purchase of the French wind power company Aalto Power for €100m

Stronger presence in the French generation market where it is developing the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm (496 MW).This company has 118 MW of onshore wind energy already operational and a portfolio of wind farm projects totalling 636 MW at various stages of development.The company, headed by Ignacio Galán, which is to make record investments this … Continue reading Iberdrola seals the purchase of the French wind power company Aalto Power for €100m

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Vestas consolidates in wind energy in France with two new orders

The international renewable energy developer Valeco has placed a 42 MW order for three wind power projects in France. The contract includes the supply and installation of eight V100-2.0 MW wind turbines delivered in 2.2 MW Power Optimised Mode and eight V117-3.45 MW wind turbines in 3.0 MW operating mode, as well as Active Output … Continue reading Vestas consolidates in wind energy in France with two new orders

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Wind energy in France, Fécamp offshore wind farm commences construction

The 497 MW Fécamp offshore wind farm in France has commenced construction. Mott MacDonald is the lender’s technical advisor on the project on behalf of prospective lenders. The wind power project is the third French offshore wind farm to achieve financing. Éolien Maritime France (EMF), a consortium of EDF Renouvelables France and Enbridge, along with … Continue reading Wind energy in France, Fécamp offshore wind farm commences construction

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Iberdrola awards Navantia-Windar record offshore wind power contract, worth €350m

It comprises the construction and assembly of 62 ‘jackets’ and their corresponding piling for Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm, being developed off the coast of Brittany in France which will supply clean energy to a million people.The agreement will provide direct employment for 1,000 workers in Galicia and Asturias and for over 1,100 in France, where … Continue reading Iberdrola awards Navantia-Windar record offshore wind power contract, worth €350m

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Iberdrola awards Navantia an offshore wind energy contract worth 350 million euros

It includes the construction and assembly of 62 ‘jackets’ and their corresponding piles for this large installation that the company is developing in the waters of French Brittany and that will provide wind power to one million people.The agreement will directly employ around 1,000 professionals in Galicia and Asturias and over 1,100 in France, where … Continue reading Iberdrola awards Navantia an offshore wind energy contract worth 350 million euros

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Siemens Gamesa receives firm order for 497 MW Fécamp offshore wind power plant

Consortium led by GTM Normandie-Centre, a VINCI Construction France subsidiary, selected for construction of new Siemens Gamesa manufacturing plant; start of production planned between the end of 2021 and early 2022.Firm order from EDF Renewables, Enbridge and wpd, includes 15-year maintenance agreementOffshore wind nacelles and blades for both projects totaling almost 1 GW will be … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa receives firm order for 497 MW Fécamp offshore wind power plant

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Siemens Gamesa confirms order for 496 MW Bay of Saint Brieuc offshore wind power plant

Siemens Gamesa has received the firm order from Ailes Marines, an affiliate of Iberdrola, to supply and build the 496 MW Bay of Saint Brieuc offshore wind power plant.62 SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines to be used; firm order also includes 10-year maintenance agreement.Nacelles and blades will be manufactured in France at the planned … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa confirms order for 496 MW Bay of Saint Brieuc offshore wind power plant

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Iberdrola relaunches its relationship with wind energy Siemens Gamesa

It is awarded the supply and maintenance of the 62 wind turbines for the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm in French Brittany.berdrola and Siemens Gamesa return to good relations after their shareholding divorce. Proof is the withdrawal of all the cross-litigation filed and an income for Iberdrola of 1,100 million from the sale of 8% of … Continue reading Iberdrola relaunches its relationship with wind energy Siemens Gamesa

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Iberdrola has closed a transaction to acquire French wind energy company Aalto Power

Iberdrola has closed a transaction to acquire French renewables company Aalto Power for €100m. Aalto Power has 118MW of onshore wind power already in operation and a project portfolio of 636MW of onshore wind in various stages of development. The deal, which is subject to the authorisation of the French Ministry of Economy, is part … Continue reading Iberdrola has closed a transaction to acquire French wind energy company Aalto Power

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France submits final 2030 National Plan: what’s in it for wind energy?

This week France submitted its final 2030 National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) to the European Commission. The country will aim for 33% renewable energy in its energy mix in 2030. This translates into 40% renewables in the power sector – wind energy could deliver half of this. The Plan outlines ambitious, yet realistic targets … Continue reading France submits final 2030 National Plan: what’s in it for wind energy?

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France Greenlights 8.75 GW Offshore Wind Energy Target

France will put up to 8.75 GW of offshore wind energy capacity out to tender from 2020 to 2028, the Multiannual Energy Programme (Programmation pluriannuelle de l’énergie (PPE)) shows. The new PPE has entered into force on Thursday, 23 April. As proposed earlier, the PPE also increases the intended operating offshore wind power capacity from … Continue reading France Greenlights 8.75 GW Offshore Wind Energy Target

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Wind energy in France, Vestas’ wind turbines for 109 MW wind farm

Vestas has received a 109 MW order for a project in France that includes the supply and installation of 26 V150-4.2 MW wind turbines as well as an Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement for a minimum period of 10 years. Since the installation of its first turbine in France in 1991, Vestas … Continue reading Wind energy in France, Vestas’ wind turbines for 109 MW wind farm

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EDF Group steps up the pace in French wind energy and solar power

The leading electricity producer in terms of installed renewables capacity both in France and the European Union, the EDF Group has confirmed its acceleration of growth in the French renewables sector, with a 70% increase in gross renewable capacity at its EDF Renouvelables subsidiary over the last five years, an average growth rate of 12% … Continue reading EDF Group steps up the pace in French wind energy and solar power

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