Endesa to Build 10 MW Wind Farm in France

Endesa France has signed a contract with Ecotecnia France to build its fourth wind farm in France, with installed capacity of 10.02 megawatts (MW).

The Euro 13.8 million [US$18.8 million] wind farm will be located in Muzillac on the Gulf of Morbihan in Brittany, less than 10 kilometers (km) from the Ambon wind farm which is currently being built, also by Ecotecnia France.

It will be equipped with six ECO 80 turbines each with a capacity of 1.67 MW.

In March this year, Endesa France inaugurated its first wind farm at Lehaucourt, with 10 MW of installed capacity. At present Endesa France has almost 74 MW of wind capacity between of wind farms in operation and those under construction.

These initiatives are in line with the French government’s goal of generating 21% of electricity from renewable energies by 2010.

The excavation and civil engineering work is expected to commence in the first quarter of 2008, with the farm staled to come on stream on 15 October. The addition of this wind farm to Endesa France’s generation business is a further step in the company’s renewables plan, which aims to install nearly 200 MW of wind energy in France through to 2009.

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