Futuren orders 21 MW of turbines for French wind project
Wind farm in France. Author: Connie Ma. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic
French wind power producer Futuren SA (EPA:FTRN) said Thursday it has entered into an agreement to purchase 21 MW of turbines for its Courant-Nachamps power scheme.
The renewables independent power producer (IPP) has placed an order for seven units of 3-MW turbines. Apart from the equipment, the supply contract also covers the associated maintenance services for a period of 15 years, according to the press statement.
After securing a long-term bank loan, the machines will be installed in the municipalities of Courant and Nachamps, France’s Charente-Maritime department, in 2017. Once up and running at the start of 2018, the wind farm is expected to be able to generate enough electricity to power nearly 24,000 local households each year.
At present, Futuren is building two wind farms with a combined capacity of 31 MW in France, which are to be commissioned within the coming months. The group currently operates 714 MW of wind parks across Germany, France, Morocco and Italy.