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Endesa picks Ecotècnia as supplier

The French arm of Spanish utility Endesa has contracted Ecotècnia, now owned by the French transport and infrastructure giant Alstom, to build two turnkey projects equipped with 12, 1.67 MW turbines. First on line will be a 10 MW Ambon project in Brittany, slated for operation by March, followed in October next year by another 10 MW installation at nearby Muzillac. Both projects were originally developed by local company Valorem. Endesa France brought its first plant on line in March this year, a 10 MW facility of Nordex 2.5 MW turbines at Lehaucourt in Picardy, and has two more in the pipeline at Cernon in the Champagne-Ardennes region of northeast France, both of which were developed by Nass et Wind Technologie. Nordex will again supply the same machines for the first 10 MW phase, due for completion in the spring. Endesa is waiting to receive planning consent for the second phase of 7.5 MW and has another 26 MW at an advanced stage of development. The company aims to have 200 MW installed by 2010.

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