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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,  


Allianz, MFUG Invest in EDF Oklahoma Wind Farm (Ind. Report)
Allianz,EDF
Date: 2017-02-06
In Munich, Allianz Capital Partners Gmbh reports it and Japanese bank Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) have made an unspecified investment in a Oklahoma wind farm owned by French utility EDF. When fully operational, the 225 MW Great Western wind project in Ellis and Woodward Counties, is expected to generate sufficient power for approximately 70,000 homes.

In 2016, Allianz, Europe's largest insurer, indicated it planned to double its investments in infrastructure and renewable energy projects by 2019. To date, Allianz has invested in 74 wind farms and seven solar parks in Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden and the United States, according to the company. (Source: Allainx Capital Partners Gmbh, PR, 3 Feb., 2017) Contact: Allianz Capital Partners GmbH, David Jones, Head of Renewables, +49 89 3800 7010, contact@allianzcapitalpartners.com, www.allianzcapitalpartners.com; EDF Energies Nouvelles, +33 (0) 1 40 90 2300, www.edf-energies-nouvelles.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Allianz ,  Wind,  EDF,  


Regulator OKs EDF EN Canada Vulcan Solar Project (Reg & Leg)
EDF EN Canada
Date: 2016-12-19
EDF EN Canada Inc., a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles Group, reports the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) has approved its proposed 77.5 megawatt (MWAC) solar photovoltaic (PV) Vulcan Solar Hybrid Energy Centre Vulcan Solar Project near the community of Carmangay. Approval is subject to provisions by the Hydro and Electric Energy Act and the Alberta Utilities Commission Act.

The Vulcan Solar is located within the footprint of the 300MW Blackspring Ridge Wind Project and, upon completion and will be the first utility scale Hybrid Renewable Energy Project in Canada and one of the largest hybrid facilities in North America. The project will utilize 300,000 ground-mounted solar PV panels and generate sufficient electric power for 12,000 residences and business. It will also offset over 85,000 metric tpy of CO2 emissions. The power will be sold into the Alberta Power Pool. The project is expected to begin construction in Spring 2017. (Source: EDF EN Canada, PR, Yahoo, 15 Dec., 2016) Contact: EDF EN Canada, (514) 397-9997, www.edf-en.ca

More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF EN Canada ,  Solar,  PV,  


Chilean Wind Farm Project Closes on $140Mn Financing (Int'l)
Ibereolica,EDF Energies Nouvelles
Date: 2016-11-23
Reuters is reporting that Madrid-headquartered energy company Ibereolica and French state energy firm EDF Energies Nouvelles have closed financing with Japan's SMBC, Credit Agricole, and Norway's DNB banks for construction of the proposed 115 MW Cabo Leones I Wind Farm in north-central Chile.

The project will utilize Gamesa turbines and is expected to cost as much as $200 million. (Source: Reuters, Various Media, 21 Nov., 2016) Contact: Ibereolica, +34 915 57 05 66, www.grupoibereolica.es; EDF Energies Nouvelles, +33 (0) 1 40 90 2300, www.edf-energies-nouvelles.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ibereolica,  EDF Energies Nouvelles,  


French Offshore Floating Wind Contracts Awarded (Int'l Report)
EDF Energies Nouvelles
Date: 2016-11-09
EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN), the renewables arm of electric utility EDF, reports that the French Energy Ministry has selected it for the development of the 24MW PGL floating wind farm at the Faraman site 15km off the Mediterranean coast. The PGL project will incorporate 3, 8-MW Siemens-developed turbines installed on floating foundations, provided by SBM and IPFEN, according to reNews.

Additionally, Engie, EDP Renovaveis, French bank Caisse des depots (CDC) and Eiffage have secured contracts for the 24MW EFGL wind farm about 13km off the coast in the Leucate area. GE will supply 4, 6MW turbines for the project. (Source: EDF Energies Nouvelles, EBR, reNews, Others, Nov., 2016)Contact: EDF Energies Nouvelles, +33 (0) 1 40 90 2300, www.edf-energies-nouvelles.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF Energies Nouvelles,  Offshore Wind,  Floating Wind,  

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