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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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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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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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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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Siemens Gamesa selected by Eolien Maritime France as preferred supplier 1 GW of offshore wind power projects in France

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) and Eolien Maritime France (EMF) have signed a framework agreement with the objective of supplying and servicing offshore wind turbines with a capacity of approximately 1,000 MW for two of EMF’s three French offshore wind projects currently under development. Both projects are expected to use SWT-7.0-154 DD offshore wind turbines … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa selected by Eolien Maritime France as preferred supplier 1 GW of offshore wind power projects in France

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Senvion installs the tallest wind turbines in France

Senvion installs the tallest wind turbines in France for BayWa r.e. With a tip height of 200 metres, the Senvion 3.0M122 wind turbines are currently being installed in the wind farm Les Landes, located in the French department of Haute Vienne. Olivier Perot, Managing Director of Senvion Europe South, states: “Thanks to its flexible and … Continue reading Senvion installs the tallest wind turbines in France

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France added 1.5 GW of wind power capacity in 2018

France added 1.5 gigawatts (GW) of wind energy capacity in 2018, taking its total installed power generation from wind turbines to 15.1 GW. Electricity production from renewable wind power sources was at 26.1 terawatt hour (TWh) in 2018, compared with 22.6 TWh a year ago, and accounted for 5.5 percent of French electricity consumption during … Continue reading France added 1.5 GW of wind power capacity in 2018

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Commission approves support for four floating demonstration offshore wind power plants in France

The European Commission has found four French wind turbines projects promoting electricity generation from renewable wind energy sources to be in line with EU State aid rules. The measures will further contribute to reach EU energy and climate goals without unduly distorting competition in the Single Market. The Commission approved French plans to support four … Continue reading Commission approves support for four floating demonstration offshore wind power plants in France

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Nordex supplies 27 wind turbines to wind energy in France

The Nordex Group is further expanding its wind power market position in France with orders worth more than 84 MW received in the fourth quarter 2018. As of summer, the company will be delivering 27 wind turbines for four wind farms to different customers. For its long-standing customer EDF Renewables the Nordex Group is setting … Continue reading Nordex supplies 27 wind turbines to wind energy in France

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French ambitions for onshore wind power toothless without urgent action from Government on permitting

The Environmental Authority which issues permits for onshore wind power plants has been in limbo for 1 year following a technical decision from the top French Administrative Court.   As a result no new environmental permits are delivered stalling new wind power projects. The Government is sitting on a decree that would reinstate the Environmental … Continue reading French ambitions for onshore wind power toothless without urgent action from Government on permitting

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Nordex receives wind energy orders for 54 MW with 15 wind turbines in two wind farms from France

The Nordex Group has obtained orders for the installation of two wind farms with a total of 15 N131/3600 wind turbines in France. Both wind power orders also include a Premium Service Agreement covering 15 years. For its customer, Quaero, the manufacturer will be installing the Riaucourt Darmannes wind farm with five turbines in the … Continue reading Nordex receives wind energy orders for 54 MW with 15 wind turbines in two wind farms from France

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GE Renewable Energy completes its 2018 hiring target of 100 new employees in Cherbourg

In June 2018, GE Renewable Energy announced its plan to recruit 100 employees for its LM Wind Power wind turbine blade manufacturing site in Cherbourg, France, and today the company announced the completion of this target. GE Renewable Energy confirms the completion of its recruitment plan for 2018 at LM Wind Power’s offshore wind blade … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy completes its 2018 hiring target of 100 new employees in Cherbourg

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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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