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First Saudi Utility-Scale Wind Power Project Awarded (Int'l.)
Saudi Arabian Energy Ministry Renewable Energy Project Development Office
Date: 2019-01-11
A consortium led by France's EDF Energies Nouvelles and Abu Dhabi's Masdar reports the Saudi Arabian Energy Ministry Renewable Energy Project Development Office has awarded it the $500 million Dumat Al Jandal wind project -- Saudi Arabia's first utility-scale wind farm. When completed, the 400 MW wind farm will generate sufficient power for as many as 70,000 Saudi households.

The kingdom's 2017 renewable energy development strategy, which plans to generate 10 pct of the country's power from renewable sources by 2023, calls for the developement of 30 solar and wind projects across the country at an expected cost of between $30 billion to $50 billion. (Source: Saudi Arabian Energy Ministry Renewable Energy Project Development Office, Gulf Business, 10 Jan., 2019) Contact: Saudi Arabian Energy Ministry Renewable Energy Project Development Office, www.powersaudiarabia.com.sa; EDF Energies Nouvelles, ; Masdar, Shaima Al Jarman, Marketing & Communications, +971 02 8109365, saljarman@masdar.ac.ae, www.masdar.ac.ae

More Low-Carbon Energy News Masdar,  Wind,  EDF Energies Nouvelles,  


EDF Acquires Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm (Int'l, M&A)
EDF Renewables UK, Mainstream Renewable Power
Date: 2018-05-07
Renewable energy developer Mainstream Renewable Power is reporting the sale of its 450-MW Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm, located off the east coast of Scotland, to French electric utility EDF Group via EDF Renewables UK. The £1.8 billion ($2.44 billion) transaction followed a competitive bidding process.

The Neart na Gaoithe project is expected to generate sufficient electricity for around 375,000 homes and has an existing 15-year Contract for Difference with the UK Government and grid connection agreements already in place. A Contract for Difference is defined by the UK Government as "a private law contract between a low carbon electricity generator and a low carbon energy provider -- a power purchase agreement (PPA) -- designed to support the development of renewable energy projects.

The Neart na Gaoithe project is expected to be commissioned in 2023. (Source: EDF Renewables, Clean Technica, 4 May, 2018) Contact: Mainstream Renewable Power, Andy Kinsella, +353 (0) 1 290 2000, www.mainstreamrp.com; EDF Energies Nouvelles, www.edf-energies-nouvelles.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Mainstream Renewable Power,  EDF Group,  Offshore Wind,  Wind ,  Offshore Wind,  Wind ,  


Blyth Offshore Wind Turbine Foundations Installed (Int'l)
EDF Renewables
Date: 2017-09-13
Further to our July 14th coverage, EDF Energy Renewables reports it has completed the installation of five gravity-based foundations (GBFs) at its Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Wind Farm off the coast of Blyth, Northumberland, the UK. The GBFs built by Royal BAM Group in the Neptune dry dock on the River Tyne, were floated into position and submerged onto the seabed where additional ballast was added.

The installation of five 8.3 MW , MHI Vestas V164 turbines is expected before the month end for commissioning and startup before the year end. EDF Energy Renewables, a 50-50 UK joint venture between EDF Energies Nouvelles and EDF Energy. (Source: EDF Energy Renewables, 11 Sept., 2017) Contact: EDF Energy Renewables, Don McKay, Director of Operations, Matthieu Hue, CEO, www.edf-er.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF Energy Renewables ,  Offshore Wind,  Blyth Offshore Wind,  


Blyth Offshore Wind Farm Foundation Set for Installation (Int'l)
EDF Energy Renewables
Date: 2017-07-14
EDF Energy Renewables reports that the first of 5 "float-and-submerge" designed wind turbine foundations for the 41.5 MW Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Wind Farm is on its way for installation 6.5 km off the coast of Blyth, Scotland.

The project's concrete gravity based foundations (GBFs) and are being installed using a new "float and submerge" method -- the first time this method has been used for offshore wind turbines. Designed and built by Royal BAM Group in the Neptune dry dock on the River Tyne, the 15,000 tonne GBFs are being floated into position at sea and submerged onto the seabed to provide the support structures that act as the foundations for the installation of the wind turbines.

The Blyth Offshore Demonstrator project will utilize five MHI Vestas V164 , 8.3 MW turbines and is being built by EDF Energy Renewables, a 50-50 UK joint venture between EDF Energies Nouvelles and EDF Energy. (Source: EDF Renewables, BAM Nutall , BDaily, 11 July, 2017) Contact: BAM Nutall, +44 (0)1276 63484, headoffice@bamnuttall.co.uk, www.bamnuttall.co.uk; EDF Energy Renewables , Matthieu Hue, CEO, www.edf-er.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF Energy Renewables,  Wind,  Offshore Wind,  


EDF EN Closes on Futuren Majority Share Acquisition (Int'l, M&A)
EDF Energies Nouvelles, Futuren
Date: 2017-06-14
Following on our February 17th, 2016 coverage, EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN) is reporting the completion of its acquisition of a 67.2 pct stake in French wind power producer Futuren SA. EDF EN is now preparing to file tender offer for the remaining shares. As announced a month ago, the renewables arm of EDF SA agreed to purchase 61.6 pct of Futuren's ordinary shares for €1.15 ($1.29) per share. In addition, it will purchase 96 pct of Futuren's convertible bonds at an ex-coupon price of €9.37. (Source: EDF EN, RenewablesNow, 9 June, 2017) Contact: Futuren, Fady Khallouf, CEO, +33 (0) 4 42 904 904, e.florini@futuren-group.com, www.futuren-group.com EDF Energies Nouvelles, +33 (0) 1 40 90 2300, www.edf-energies-nouvelles.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF Energies Nouvelles,  Futuren,  WindFuturen,  Wind,  

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