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Energy security: France takes emergency measures to boost wind and solar

France gets around 20% of its electricity from renewable sources – 8% from wind energy, but it needs more to meet its climate goals while reinforcing energy security.  The war in Ukraine and disruptions in its conventional electricity generation fleet are putting France’s energy system under stress.  The French Government is taking unprecedented steps to … Continue reading Energy security: France takes emergency measures to boost wind and solar

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Vattenfall prequalifies for the upcoming French offshore wind energy tender in the Mediterranean Sea

Vattenfall prequalifies for the upcoming floating French offshore wind tender for two projects off the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. On 2 August, the French government launched its sixth offshore wind tender after a public consultation process has identified areas between 296 and 364km² within which two floating offshore wind farms of 250 MW capacity … Continue reading Vattenfall prequalifies for the upcoming French offshore wind energy tender in the Mediterranean Sea

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Iberdrola installs substation for its first large offshore wind farm in France

This infrastructure, weighing some 3,400 tonnes, will be the energy heart of the 500 MW Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm, Iberdrola’s first in France and the second in operation in the country. The substation will collect the electricity produced by the offshore wind turbines, enough to meet the needs of 835,000 households and prevent the emission … Continue reading Iberdrola installs substation for its first large offshore wind farm in France

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RWE inaugurates its third wind farm in France

Les Hauts Bouleaux, a wind farm with a total capacity of 18 megawatts, will supply more than 9,000 French households with green electricity every year Valuable help from local residents during the construction phase RWE inaugurates its second wind farm in the Hauts-de-France region and its third in France. The municipality of Thieux is the site … Continue reading RWE inaugurates its third wind farm in France

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Vestas secures offshore order for floating wind farm Eolmed in France

A consortium formed by Qair, TotalEnergies and BW Ideol has placed a 30 MW order for the Eolmed offshore wind park, a floating project located 18 km off the coast of Gruissan and Port-la Nouvelle, France, in the Mediterranean Sea. The contract includes the supply, transport, installation supervision and commissioning of three V164-10.0 MW wind … Continue reading Vestas secures offshore order for floating wind farm Eolmed in France

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TotalEnergies Pursues Its Development in Floating Offshore Wind Farm in France

TotalEnergies (Paris:TTE) (LSE:TTE) (NYSE:TTE) is pleased to announce the start of construction of the Eolmed project, operated by Qair and in which TotalEnergies has a 20% stake. This 30 MW project is located more than 18 km off the coast of Gruissan and Port la Nouvelle (Occitan region). The start of production is expected by … Continue reading TotalEnergies Pursues Its Development in Floating Offshore Wind Farm in France

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Macron thinks that Le Pen, Putin’s friend, plan to ban renewable energy is an aberration

The president of France criticized his opponent in the second round of presidential elections; Le Pen seeks to end all subsidies to the solar and wind energy sector and benefit her friend Putin. Le Pen represents the worst of France, although fortunately it is just possible that she will be elected, which would be a … Continue reading Macron thinks that Le Pen, Putin’s friend, plan to ban renewable energy is an aberration

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Vestas wins order for 56 MW of wind power in France

Vestas wins order for 56 MW of wind power in FranceVestas has received a 56 MW order for a wind farm in France. The contract includes the supply and installation of eighteen 4 MW platform wind turbines, including the V136-3.45 MW, V126-3.45 MW and V117-3.45 MW turbines delivered in various power optimized modes, as well … Continue reading Vestas wins order for 56 MW of wind power in France

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RWE Renewables places an order with Nordex for 44 MW of wind power in France

Nordex has received an order from RWE Renewables to supply and install wind turbines totaling 44 MW in France. The order also includes a Premium Service contract for the turbines for a period of five years. For the first time, the Nordex Group will deliver Delta4000 series turbines to France: eleven N149 / 4.X will … Continue reading RWE Renewables places an order with Nordex for 44 MW of wind power in France

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RWE invests in 44 MW wind farm in France

By deciding to invest in the Les Nouvions onshore wind farm, RWE is further expanding its renewables portfolio in France. The 44-megawatt wind farm is located in northern France in the Hauts-de-France region. Construction is expected to start in the beginning of 2022 and the project team has planned to fully commission the project in … Continue reading RWE invests in 44 MW wind farm in France

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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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