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France mulls launch of 750 MW offshore wind turbines tender

The French energy ministry is close to launching a 750 MW tender for offshore wind power off the coastline of the northern city of Dunkirk, people familiar with the matter said this week. However, the launch of the tender was dependent on the unveiling of France’s energy roadmap – detailing policy to 2028 – due … Continue reading France mulls launch of 750 MW offshore wind turbines tender

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Costs fall in French onshore wind energy tender

Costs have fallen in the latest French onshore wind tender, according to the results released by the French Government. 22 projects totalling 508 MW have won the tender. They won on price alone.  The weighted average winning price was €65 MW/h. This was lower than the current tariff for smaller projects (€72 MW/h) and the … Continue reading Costs fall in French onshore wind energy tender

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Siemens Gamesa to supply newest 8 MW direct-drive offshore turbine to 500 MW Saint Brieuc project in France

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) will supply its new 8 MW offshore wind turbine, the SG 8.0-167 DD, to 500 MW Saint Brieuc project off Bretagne coasts. The ordered direct drive wind turbine will replace Adwen’s AD 8-180 model after Siemens Gamesa has decided to focus on offshore direct drive platform. The switch to the … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa to supply newest 8 MW direct-drive offshore turbine to 500 MW Saint Brieuc project in France

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GN Renewable Investment ordering 12 Nordex 117/3000 wind turbines in France

The Nordex Group has been awarded a contract for the installation of the “Epine Marie Madeleine” wind farm. GN Renewable Investments, managed by TTR Energy, a private equity management firm, has ordered twelve N117/3000 turbines from Nordex for this project. Nordex France is the developer of the Epine Marie Madeleine project. The contract covers the … Continue reading GN Renewable Investment ordering 12 Nordex 117/3000 wind turbines in France

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France Hopes to Get More Wind Energy from Its Coasts

France recently launched its first floating wind turbine. The new turbine is called Floatgen. It is near the country’s western coast. Makers of the turbine say it is able to provide electricity for as many as 5,000 homes. It also is France’s first attempt at offshore wind energy: electricity produced by turbines located in the … Continue reading France Hopes to Get More Wind Energy from Its Coasts

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Nordex still on a growth trajectory in France

Nordex Group was again awarded orders for the delivery of wind turbines to France in the third quarter. In 2018, it will be supplying fourteen wind power systems with an aggregate capacity of 37.2 MW. Starting in February, Nordex will be delivering six N117/3000 turbines for the “Coesmes” wind farm located around 40 kilometres south … Continue reading Nordex still on a growth trajectory in France

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Floatgen floating wind power project inauguration: France’s first offshore wind turbine

On 13 October, the Floatgen project, which aims at demonstrating the technical and economic feasibility of floating wind turbines, was officially inaugurated.   The project will see the deployment of a 2 MW floating wind turbine, at the SEM-REV test site located 12 nautical miles from the city of Le Croisic on the French Atlantic … Continue reading Floatgen floating wind power project inauguration: France’s first offshore wind turbine

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Floating offshore wind turbine inaugurated in France

France’s first floating offshore turbine – and it’s first offshore wind turbine at all – was inauguarted in Saint-Nazaire, France, today.   The 2MW Vestas turbine is primed for the École Centrale de Nantes and CNRS’s SEM-REV offshore test site, after which it will be installed off the coast of Croisic for an initial period … Continue reading Floating offshore wind turbine inaugurated in France

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France can be no. 2 in wind energy in Europe

WindEurope CEO, Giles Dickson, addressed the annual conference of the French Wind Energy Association (FEE) on Wednesday 20 September. He highlighted the positive outlook for wind energy in France thanks to the policies being put in place by the new French Government.   The positive outlook applied both to onshore and offshore wind. France was … Continue reading France can be no. 2 in wind energy in Europe

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Senvion installs largest rotors in France

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has completed the installation of five Senvion 3.0M122 wind turbines, equipped with a 122 meter rotor diameter, the largest rotor ever installed in France.   These wind turbines at the Quatre Chemins wind farm, have a hub height of 89 meters and a nominal power of 3 … Continue reading Senvion installs largest rotors in France

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France installs world’s first solar road

France on Thursday inaugurated the world’s first “solar highway”, a road paved with solar panels providing enough energy to power the street lights of the small Normandy town of Tourouvre. The one-kilometre (half-mile) “Wattway” covered with 2,800 square metres (30,000 square feet) of resin-coated solar panels was hooked up to the local power grid as … Continue reading France installs world’s first solar road

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Wind power in France: Vestas wind turbines for for three wind farms

French energy group EDF Énergies Nouvelles has placed firm and unconditional orders for a total of 112 MW for the 72.6 MW Champagne Picardie project, the 19.8 MW La Carnoye wind park and the 20 MW Bois de Belfays project, consisting of V126-3.45 MW, V117-3.45 MW and V90-2.0 MW turbines respectively. The wind parks will … Continue reading Wind power in France: Vestas wind turbines for for three wind farms

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SBM lands EDF offshore floating wind power pilot project

Following the French government’s push for renewable energy projects, EDF was selected to construct a pilot floating wind farm for its Provence Grand Large project.   The project, which remains subject to EDF’s final investment decision, would also benefit from a state financing scheme backed by the Environment and Energy Management Agency – Agence de … Continue reading SBM lands EDF offshore floating wind power pilot project

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Senvion concludes 56 megawatt Antilope wind power project in France

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has recently concluded contracts totaling 56.1 megawatts (MW) for the Antilope wind power project in the Hauts de France region with renewable energy developer Eurowatt. Senvion will equip the Champ de la Grand-Mère, Terres Noires and Croix Noire 1 and 2 wind farms with a total of … Continue reading Senvion concludes 56 megawatt Antilope wind power project in France

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Senvion 6.2M152 in the running for first floating French wind farm

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has especially adapted its 6.2M152 wind turbine to the floating offshore foundation developed by the EolMed consortium, led by Quadran. A consortium led by French-based Quadran and a consortium of French group Eolfi and Chinese nuclear group CGN have won tenders for pilot floating wind parks off … Continue reading Senvion 6.2M152 in the running for first floating French wind farm

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China CGN wins French wind power contract

China nuclear giant CGN said Monday that it had partnered with French new-energy firm Eolfi on a winning tender for a floating wind power project in France. A consortium led by CGN European Energy and Eolfi won the 24MW project, which will be in the sea off the island of Groix in Brittany, it said. … Continue reading China CGN wins French wind power contract

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Wind energy in France: Nordex wind turbines to project developed in-house

Once again the Nordex Group has sold a new project in France via its “Nordex Development” distribution channel. The manufacturer will be supplying five N100/2500 turbines with a total capacity of 12.5 MW for the “Mont d’Erny” wind farm.   This project is located in the north of France, in the former Nord-Pas-de-Calais region and … Continue reading Wind energy in France: Nordex wind turbines to project developed in-house

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Gamesa makes further inroads into the European wind energy market

The company has been hired to supply its wind turbines at six wind farm developments located in France, Italy, Greece and the Netherlands. Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has given its European business strategy a boost having entered a new market, the Netherlands, where it will supply 11 MW, and won another … Continue reading Gamesa makes further inroads into the European wind energy market

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Wind energy in France: Gamesa to supply 36 MW to French developer Valorem

The company will install eight of its G114-2.5 MW wind turbines and eight of its G87-2.0 MW wind turbines at three wind farms located in France, which it will then maintain for 10 years. Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, continues to make inroads with its business strategy in Europe, having received its … Continue reading Wind energy in France: Gamesa to supply 36 MW to French developer Valorem

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EDF Group commissions France’s most powerful wind farm, the Ensemble Eolien Catalan facility

EDF Group is announcing the commissioning of the Ensemble Eolien Catalan wind farm, a 96 MW facility located in the Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées region. The wind farm is equipped with “stealth” wind turbines, the world’s first solution favouring the coexistence of wind farms and weather radars. The large-scale wind farm was inaugurated today by Jean-Bernard Lévy, President … Continue reading EDF Group commissions France’s most powerful wind farm, the Ensemble Eolien Catalan facility

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