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BayWa installing tallest wind turbines in France as part of 18-MW project

Senvion wind turbines. Source: Senvion SE 2014. License: All rights reserved.

March 19 (Renewables Now) - The renewables arm of German diversified group BayWa AG (ETR:BYW6) is installing an 18-MW wind farm in France that consists of the tallest turbines ever erected in the country.

BayWa r.e renewable energy GmbH said on Monday that it is installing six units of Senvion’s 3.0M122 wind turbine model, each with a height to the tip of the blade of 200 metres (656 ft), at a site in the French region of Haute Vienne.

"We decided to install these taller wind turbines in order to capture a stronger and steadier wind, and optimise electricity yields. In total, this wind farm is expected to produce more than 50 GWh per year, which is enough to power 10,000 households," said Can Nalbantoglu, managing director of BayWa r.e. France SAS.

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