Dutch turbine manufacturer WindMaster Nederland recently closed a deal to supply and install ten, 750 kW turbines for a project in the Carcassonne region in the south of France. The client is Energy Nouvelle Salle les Limousin SA, a joint venture in which WindMaster owns a stake. Situated on a steep hillside with good winds, ten kilometres to the north of the medieval fortress city of Carcassonne, the project has received strong local backing, including a modest grant from the local council. Installation work is already underway, and WindMaster's Chris Glen is confident of meeting the completion date of spring next year. This is Lelystad-based WindMaster's second major French project, following the completion of a long awaited wind farm at Dunkirk comprising nine 300 kW turbines which were installed last year. The two bladed, WM750 CS43 turbines being installed at Carcassonne are the same type as those recently used to repower the prestigious NUON wind farm near the Lelystad power station in Flevoland, the Netherlands.
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