The French multinational ENGIE ENGIE won a total of 235MW of solar and wind projects during the last call for tenders in France.
French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Elisabeth Borne announced the results of tenders earlier this month.
Of the 235 MW, Engie obtained 165 MW in the solar energy segments and more than 70 MW in onshore wind projects. These projects will be developed in French territories including New Aquitaine, PACA, Grand Est, Normandy and Hauts de France.
Gwénaëlle Avice-Huet, executive vice-president of ENGIE renewable energies, said: “These successes, which will lead us to install more than 235 MW of additional renewable capacity in France, testify to the quality of the offers presented and the competitiveness of the group.
“They also demonstrate the ability of our teams to innovate and make the energy transition a reality at the heart of the regions. Renewable energies will be a pillar of the economic recovery of France and the world of tomorrow. “
With these new tenders, ENGIE plans to strengthen its position in the renewable energy sector in France.
Last year, the French company completed the installation of 2.5 GW of onshore wind capacity and 1.2 GW of solar capacity. In addition to the wind and solar segments, the company has also established its presence in the hydroelectricity category.
In addition, the company has unveiled its plans to build additional renewable capacity of 3 GW per year worldwide between 2019 and 2021.
In January of this year, ENGIE acquired a 30-year greenfield concession project in Brazil as part of a tender launched by Sterlite.
This project involves the construction, operation and maintenance of an electric power transmission line, covering 1,800 km and a new substation, as well as the expansion of three additional substations located in the north of Brazil.