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Le Fouy

The project was developed by Nordex France SA. The application for the building permit was submitted on 12 December 2005 and approved on 11 January 2007 by the Prefect of Maine-et-Loire. Prior to submitting the application, extensive studies were conducted in order to configure the wind farm in an optimum way to minimize the impact of the project on the local environment. These studies include bird and bat, landscape and noise studies with local and well respected experts. Particular attention has been focused on avoiding protected nature areas and for developing a project in conformity with all the regulations surrounding such protected areas. The wind park has been built using state-of-the-art turbines, each with capacity over 2.5 MW. Construction of the wind farm began in early 2008 and its commercial operation began the 31st March 2009.

The 10MW wind farm consists of 4 Nordex N90 LS wind turbines each rated at 2.5MW with a hub height of 80m. The project provides sufficient clean green energy to supply around 4,000 homes and avoids the emission of around 12,500 tonnes of greenhouse gases each year which would otherwise have been produced by a thermal power station burning fossil fuel, and 50 kg of nuclear waste which would otherwise have been produced by a nuclear plant. It is connected to the electricity distribution network operated by Electricité Réseau Distribution France at Chemillé.

The wind farm is owned and operated by Parc Eolien du Fouy SAS which is owned 100% by Falck Renewables Wind. Nordex France SA supplied the turbines and constructed the wind farm under a turnkey contract. The wind farm is being maintained by Nordex under a long term operation and maintenance agreement.

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