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Futuren wins permit to expand Les Monts wind farm in France

Published 15 February 2016

French wind energy producer Futuren has received a permit to expand Les Monts wind farm's capacity from the current 13MW to more than 48MW.

Work under the proposed expansion includes the installation of 11 new wind turbines on the project in the Aube French department.

Construction on the phase I of the project will begin in the coming weeks, with plans to commission the facility by the end of this year.

Futuren CEO Fady Khallouf said: "All our efforts are concentrated on increasing our installed capacity. Over the coming twelve months, we plan to launch construction works for two new projects with a combined capacity of 34 MW. We handle growth at constant structure cost.

"Thus each new commissioning of wind farm increases our profitability. We are on track to reach our target to double our installed capacity for own account in France and Morocco in the short-term."

Futuren currently operates 732MW of wind power capacity for own account and on behalf of third parties.

The company has four wind projects in France that have already received all necessary nods and are free of any third-party claim, for a total capacity of 87MW.

Construction on the 18MW Chemin Perré wind farm is currently underway in the Aube department, with plans to bring the facility online in the second half of this year.

Futuren will begin construction of the 21MW Courant-Nachamps wind project between the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017 in the Charente-Maritime department, for a commissioning expected in early 2018.