September 21 (Renewables Now) - UK’s SSE Renewables announced on Wednesday the start of construction of the roughly 28-MW Chaintrix onshore wind farm in France, its first project set outside of the UK and Ireland.
Chaintrix is part of the 3.9-GW onshore wind pipeline in Southern Europe that SSE Renewables acquired from wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa last year. It is the first in that bundle to enter construction, the UK renewables company said.
One of the terms of the acquisition was to use Siemens Gamesa wind turbines for some of the projects. The Chaintrix wind farm will feature eight Siemens Gamesa SG 3.4-132 machines.
The project site is located in the department of Le Marne in the Grand Est region of France. SSE Renewables expects to the commission the wind farm at the end of 2024.
The company further said that it is working towards taking final investment decision on other projects in Southern Europe in the next 12 months.