RWE win 119MW French onshore wind tenders

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Germany power utility company RWE, together with its project partners have been awarded a 119 MW capacity contract in France following it’s most recent call to set up onshore wind projects in the country.

Out of the 5 projects three shall be controlled by RWE while the other two will be developed in a partnership with David Energies and vent du Nord. Construction of the first projects will commence in late 2024 which will see about 37 turbines installed across the regions of Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Pays de la Loire, Centre-Val de Loire and Hauts-de-France. The French Commission for the Regulation of Energy was responsible for issuing the projects.

RWE is aiming to become the leading energy player in the region, citing that it has so far secured 384 MW of projects for onshore wind capacity across 13 onshore wind power tenders. This confirms the effectiveness of the group’s strategy in France according to Katja Wunschel, CEO of RWE Renewables Europe and Australia

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RWE Renewables Europe and Australia CEO Katja Wünschel congratulated the teams who managed to achieve these results in a complex market. These tenders define how powerful and effective their strategy in France is. He added that the company owes this success to its team that manages a massive portfolio of projects and highlighted the company’s ambition to enable smooth energy transition and promote competitive projects that blend into the local areas

In September 2023, the German firm received a consent order in the UK for the off-the-coast Awel y Môr wind farm in North Wales. The project is slated to be complete before 2030 with a capacity to power 500,000 households

The project will sit next to the 576 MW Gwynt y Môr wind farm and is being developed by RWE in a joint venture with Stadtwerke München and Siemens Financial Services.