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Completion of the construction of the C-Power offshore wind farm, in Belgium

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EDF Energies Nouvelles announces the completion of the construction of the C-Power offshore wind farm, with a 325 MW installed capacity, built in Belgium within the Belgian C-Power consortium.

The 54th wind turbine of this large-scale offshore wind farm, whose construction started in 2008, has just been installed.

Located some 30km off the Belgian coast near Zeebrugge, the C-Power facility was split into three phases: the first 6 turbines, providing a total rated capacity of 30 MW, have been in operation since june 2009; in the second phase, 30 turbines with a capacity of 184.5 MW were commissioned in december 2012; the last 18 turbines, providing a further 110.7 MW, have now been installed, marking the end of the construction phase of this ambitious project in which EDF Energies Nouvelles holds a 9.1% stake.

All turbines will operate at full capacity from september 2013, delivering electricity to 600,000 inhabitants and avoiding 450,000t/year of CO2 emissions.

About EDF Energies NouvellesEDF Energies Nouvelles is a market leader in renewable energy electricity, with a portfolio of more than 9 GW gross installed capacity focused for the most part on wind (onshore and offshore) and solar photovoltaic energy. Mostly operating in Europe and North America, EDF Energies Nouvelles continues its development by taking strong positions in promising emerging areas such as Brazil, Chile, China, India or South Africa. The Company is also present in other segments of the renewable energy market: marine energy, biomass and distributed energies. EDF Energies Nouvelles manages renewable energy projects’ development and construction as well as operation and maintenance for its own account and for third parties. EDF Energies Nouvelles is a subsidiary of the EDF Group dedicated to renewable energy.

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