France's EDF buys wind farm projects totalling nearly 700 MW in Poland.

By bne IntelliNews September 17, 2012
EDF Energies Nouvelles - a subsidiary of France's power company EDF, has continued its international business expansion by making two acquisitions in Poland: the development company Starke Wind - portfolio of wind projects totalling around 650 MW - and the 48MW Linowo wind project, according to EDF EN's press release. EDF Energies Nouvelles has also created a local subsidiary, EDF EN Polska, which will drive its development in the country. The construction of two of Starke Wind's projects, 58MW and 28MW respectively, could begin in 2013, and other projects with total capacity of around 150MW are at an advanced development stage. Equipped with 24 Vestas turbines, the Linowo wind farm is scheduled to be brought into service in late 2012, the firm also reported. The EDF Groups owns in Poland, among others, the Rybnik power plant.

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