ENERCON has surpassed the crucial 3 gigawatt mark in France during installation of its wind energy converters. The milestone was reached in the course of the “Bois de Merdelou” project in the department of Aveyron in the south of the country. ENERCON installed a total of seven E-70/2.3 MW wind energy converters on steel towers at a hub height of 64 metres in the wind farm for its customer Valeco. The wind farm’s power output is 16.1 MW.
“We are delighted with this achievement and are proud of our team, who all played a part in helping us reach this remarkable installation milestone”, says Peter Schuster, Director of ENERCON France. “The 3 gigawatt mark is an important intermediate objective for us in the implementation of the energy transition in France. We will continue down this path and further intensify our activities in France in the future. Our aim is to get to the 4 gigawatt mark.”
France is one of ENERCON’s most important international markets. ENERCON has been active there since 2003. 1,500 wind energy converters have been installed in France to date. With more than 650 employees in the Production, Sales, Project Management and Service divisions, ENERCON is one of the biggest renewable energy companies in France. ENERCON has a 24 % share of the market in France (2016 based on total installed power). ENERCON is the only wind turbine manufacturer to have its own production facilities in France for the past 5 years.