28 February 2007 – EDF Energies Nouvelles (EN) has ordered 26 turbines for its 52 MW Chemin d’Ablis wind farm from German company REpower. Construction of this large-scale wind power plant, due to commence construction in 2007.
The Chemin d’Ablis wind farm, located in the Eure-et-Loir department, will boast 26 windmills, each capable of generating 2 MW, located alongside a 13km stretch of the A10 motorway. It represents a total investment of €75 million.
Work is set to begin in spring 2007, with the taking over of the wind farm scheduled during the first half of 2008.
The windmills are to be supplied by REpower, under an agreement with the manufacturer covering a total order of 46 turbines: 26 windmills for Chemin d’Ablis, plus 20 for the Biker (26 MW) and Walkway (14 MW) wind farms in the UK.
To date, EDF EN has developed and built 140 MW in capacity in France, including 60 MW for its own account. Construction of six new wind farms in France representing an additional 160 MW in installed capacity is planned, with start-up dates during 2007 and 2008.