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Responsible deployment of wind power is indispensable for a successful energy transition in France

On 14 October WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson spoke at the 11th Colloque National Éolien in Paris, organised by France Énergie Éolienne. Wind energy is indispensable for a successful energy transition in France. And it brings additional benefits to citizens: last week the French Minister for the Ecological Transition, Barbara Pompili, and representatives of the wind … Continue reading Responsible deployment of wind power is indispensable for a successful energy transition in France

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GE Renewable Energy launches second 107-meter wind turbine blade mold at its Cherbourg factory, France

The company will recruit and train 200 new employees, taking the site’s total workforce to 800. Additionally, GE Renewable Energy plans to expand the site with the construction of an additional hall for finishing blades. Cherbourg plant has established as a world-class facility, having produced the first ever wind turbine blade longer than 100 meters. … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy launches second 107-meter wind turbine blade mold at its Cherbourg factory, France

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Statkraft acquires wind power portfolio in Germany and France

Statkraft, Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy, has acquired the wind power portfolio of wind farm operator Breeze Three Energy in Germany and France further strengthening its position in Europe. Norway-based Statkraft adds 39 wind farms across Germany and four wind farms in France to its European onshore wind power portfolio. The acquisition marks the … Continue reading Statkraft acquires wind power portfolio in Germany and France

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Vattenfall shortlisted to participate in the first floating offshore wind energy tender in France

Vattenfall prequalifies, together with partners wpd and BlueFloat Energy, for the upcoming 250MW floating offshore wind tender off the coast of South Brittany in France. On 15 September, the French government officially announced the list of prequalified candidates for the upcoming offshore wind tender in South Brittany, the first commercial floating tender in France. Vattenfall … Continue reading Vattenfall shortlisted to participate in the first floating offshore wind energy tender in France

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Big-scale floating wind energy is kicking off in France

France has closed the world’s first-ever auction for a commercial-sized floating offshore wind farm. The future wind farm will be located in the Atlantic Ocean south of Brittany and will have a capacity of 250MW. France will then auction two other floating projects of a similar size over the next year. These will be in … Continue reading Big-scale floating wind energy is kicking off in France

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France can lead on delivering the Green Deal by embracing wind power

The EU has committed to climate neutrality by 2050, an objective endorsed by Heads of State and Government and now formally enshrined in the Climate Law. France will be key to delivering this and is planning accordingly. Its Programmation pluriannuelle de l’énergie, plans to increase the share of renewable energies to 33% of final energy … Continue reading France can lead on delivering the Green Deal by embracing wind power

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Vestas secures largest wind power order ever in France

TTR Energy has placed an order for 122 MW for the Sud Marne wind farm, which will be located in the department of Marne, France. The contract includes the transportation, supply and installation of 30 V150-4.2 MW wind turbines, some of which will be delivered in 4.0 MW operating mode, as well as an Active … Continue reading Vestas secures largest wind power order ever in France

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Nordex wind turbines for wind power in France

The demands on the Nordex Group as a manufacturer of wind turbines are increasing with regard to its environmental performance – whether in the form of emission limits or the requirements for environmental product declarations (EPDs). More and more countries are setting ambitious climate targets and taking measures to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.France has … Continue reading Nordex wind turbines for wind power in France

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RWE expands its presence in wind power in France and Poland with four onshore wind farms

RWE’s European renewables business has gained further impetus with decisions taken to invest in four new onshore wind farms with a total installed capacity of 76 megawatts (MW). Three of the projects are located in France, and one in Poland. The first French project is already under construction, and work will begin on the three … Continue reading RWE expands its presence in wind power in France and Poland with four onshore wind farms

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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 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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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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GE Renewable Energy to hire 250 employees for its wind turbine blade factory in Cherbourg, France

GE Renewable Energy plans to recruit 250 employees at its LM Wind Power wind turbine blade factory in Cherbourg, France, by the first quarter of 2021.Every new hire will go through an intensive training program at the factory’s ‘Center of Excellence’ to learn wind turbine blade manufacturing processes.Opened two years ago in April 2018, the … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy to hire 250 employees for its wind turbine blade factory in Cherbourg, France

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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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Nordex receives wind energy contracts for wind farm projects over 128 MW from Europe

In November, the Nordex Group received orders totalling 128 MW from seven customers from Ireland, Germany, France and Sweden. Construction of the wind power projects will start in 2020 and 2021.  The N149/4.0-4.5, N100/3300 and N117/3600 wind turbines were in this instance the machines in demand, and this variety of wind turbines ordered once again … Continue reading Nordex receives wind energy contracts for wind farm projects over 128 MW from Europe

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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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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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