German developer Juwi inaugurates first wind plant in France

German wind farm developer Juwi inaugurated its first wind farm in France last month, and its first outside Germany. The 10 MW Plougin wind station is located 20 kilometres north of Brest, in the Finistèrre department of Brittany, one of the country's windiest regions. It was developed by Juwi Énergie Éolienne, Juwi's Brittany-based subsidiary. Of the five Enercon 2 MW turbines installed, Juwi will retain ownership of two machines, but plans to sell the other three to mainly German private investors. The company has applied for permission to add two further turbines at Plougin and is about to begin building another project of three Nordex 1.3 MW machines nearby at Lanrivoaré. The company says it is also working on another 30 turnkey projects in France with a total capacity of 300 MW. The sites are mostly in Brittany, but also in the Normandy, Lorraine and Champagne-Ardenne regions.

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