Voltalia starts building 10-MW wind park in Normandy
The Senvion MM92 turbine model. Source: Senvion
Voltalia SA (EPA:VLTSA) has initiated construction on a 10-MW wind farm in northwestern France, the French renewable power plants operator said on Thursday.
The plant, called Echauffour, will be installed in the Orne department, Normandy region, and will be Voltalia’s first wind park there. The French firm will take care of its construction and operation, targeting commissioning in the first quarter of next year.
The wind park will use an unspecified number of turbines supplied by German manufacturer Senvion (ETR:SEN). Their output will be enough to meet the demand of around 10,000 households, Voltalia estimates.
The project will benefit from the contract for difference scheme for 15 years, which will take effect upon commissioning. Its implementation is in line with the regional plan of Perche -Pays d’Ouche area of having an installed wind power capacity of 70 MW-100 MW by 2020, Voltalia noted.
Last month, the French company started building a 22-MW wind park in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, western France.
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