Siemens has secured its biggest wind turbine order in France to date. French developer and operator Eolfi is to build a 41 MW wind farm at Les Grandes Chapelles, 30 kilometres north of Troyes in the Aube département. To comprise 18 Siemens 2.3 MW turbines, it is slated to come on line in February 2009. A five-year service agreement is part of the deal. By end 2007, Siemens had installed 122.5 MW in France. Eolfi, which is 50% owned by the global environmental services company Veolia Environnement (Windpower Monthly, December 2007), has 53 MW operating in France and 367 MW under development. Its 10 MW Monts Bergerons I project, in the north-westerly Somme département, is due for completion this month.
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Senior Renewable Energy Analyst (WindGEMINI Product Lead) DNV GL Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol