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Nexans contributes to France’s energy transition by connecting Saint Brieuc offshore wind farm

Nexans will provide the 225 kV power export cables for Saint Brieuc, one of the biggest offshore wind energy projects in France. In the framework of the 115-million-euro contract, Nexans will deliver cables featuring innovative hybrid armouring. Nexans will also provide Inspection, Maintenance and Repair (IMR) services for the wind power project. RTE France has … Continue reading Nexans contributes to France’s energy transition by connecting Saint Brieuc offshore wind farm

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France plans new 1 Gigawatt offshore wind energy in Normandy

The planned 1-gigawatt (GW) wind farm could have up to 80 wind turbines of around 12 megawatts each. France wants to construct a wind farm off the coast of Normandy as the nuclear-dependent nation moves to expand power generation from renewable sources, the energy ministry said on Monday. The planned 1-gigawatt (GW) wind farm could … Continue reading France plans new 1 Gigawatt offshore wind energy in Normandy

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Eoliennes Flottantes du golfe du Lion (EFGL) Selects V164-10.0 MW wind turbines from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind

2022 floating wind power pilot project will be the first offshore wind farm to feature MHI Vestas’ 10 MW wind turbine. For the second time in six weeks, MHI Vestas has been chosen as preferred wind turbine supplier in the French floating offshore wind energy market. Once installed, EFGL will feature the world’s most powerful … Continue reading Eoliennes Flottantes du golfe du Lion (EFGL) Selects V164-10.0 MW wind turbines from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind

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MHI Vestas Offshore Wind inks French floating wind energy agreement

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind (MHI Vestas) has secured a preferred wind turbine supplier agreement in the French floating offshore wind energy market. The company will supply three wind turbines to the Eoliennes Flottantes du golfe du Lion (EFGL) floating offshore wind farm. The EFGL project is being developed by a consortium including Engie and EDP … Continue reading MHI Vestas Offshore Wind inks French floating wind energy agreement

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EDF Renewables brings into service 22 MW of wind power in Champagne

EDF Renewables continues its expansion in France by bringing into service the 22 MW Pays d’Anglure wind farm in the Marne département. This new project forms part of the EDF Group’s Cap 2030 strategy, which between 2015 and 2030 seeks to double EDF’s renewables capacity in France and worldwide, taking it to 50 GW net. … Continue reading EDF Renewables brings into service 22 MW of wind power in Champagne

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Groix & Belle-Ile Floating Offshore Wind Farm Selects MHI Vestas wind turbines

MHI Vestas has been selected preferred wind turbine supplier for the French floating wind power project, will supply three V164-9.5 MW wind turbines. At a royal signing ceremony today in Paris, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind was confirmed as preferred wind turbine supplier for its first wind energy project in France and fourth floating project. On … Continue reading Groix & Belle-Ile Floating Offshore Wind Farm Selects MHI Vestas wind turbines

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Wind energy in France: EDF Renewables commissions the 27 MW Les Taillades wind farm in the Lozère department

Continuing its expansion in France, EDF Renewables has commissioned Les Taillades, a wind farm with 27 MW installed capacity located in the Lozère department. This new wind power facility is perfectly aligned with the EDF Group’s Cap 2030 strategy, which aims to double the EDF Group’s renewable energy capacity in France and worldwide to 50 GW net … Continue reading Wind energy in France: EDF Renewables commissions the 27 MW Les Taillades wind farm in the Lozère department

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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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