The EWZ in Zurich and Ostwind form an alliance wind of 175 MW in France

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25 June (Renewables Now) – The developer of wind power projects in French Ostwind International SAS has partnered with the electric power company of zurich EWZ to develop and build jointly 175 MW of wind farm projects onshore in France.

The companies have entered into a partnership co-investment, which includes the construction and operation of 10 wind farms in the north-east and south-west of France. The collaboration was announced on Wednesday by Watson Farley & Williams, who was the advisor of the EWZ in the agreement.

Ostwind and EWZ are planning to install a total of 69 wind turbines in the vicinity of existing wind farms operated by public service of Zurich. The plants should have a combined output of approximately 450 GWh of electricity per year. They should be put in service by 2027.

EWZ said in a separate release that it would provide funding for the projects from a facility framework loan of 200 million CHF (210,9 million USD / 187,6 million EUR) for investment in renewable energy. The new wind farms will be the production of wind energy in the public service to approximately 1.5 TWh.

(CHF 1.0 = USD 1.054 / EUR 0.938)

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