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Start of construction work on the final phase of the C-Power offshore wind farm in Belgian waters

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Following the successful commissioning of the second phase of the C-Power offshore wind farm in late 2012, EDF Energies Nouvelles is announcing the start of construction work on the third phase of the project with 110.7 MW in capacity. Built in Belgium with its partners in the C-Power consortium, the wind farm will have installed capacity totalling 325.2 MW.

Located some 30 km off the coast of Zeebrugge on Thorntonbank, the C-Power offshore wind farm, which already has 215 MW in service, is beginning construction work on its third phase, which will add 110.7 MW in capacity. The installation of the final 18 wind turbines, each with a unit capacity of 6.15 MW and supplied by REpower, is due to be completed by the summer of 2013. The C-Power offshore wind farm will then reach its target installed capacity of 325.2 MW.

An initial pilot phase of 30 MW comprising six turbines has been in service since
June 2009, while a second tranche of 30 turbines with 184.5 MW in total capacity, was commissioned in late December 2012.

EDF Energies Nouvelles holds a 9.1% interest in the facility alongside its partners in the Belgian C-Power consortium, which is developing the project.

It is a great satisfaction for us to be participating in this ambitious project, which is now entering its final stages. Taking part in the project has enabled us to acquire expertise and significant experience in the development and construction of offshore wind farms and
EDF Energies Nouvelles can draw on this to see its various future projects in France and the United Kingdom through to fruition
”, commented Antoine Cahuzac, Chief Executive Officer of EDF Energies Nouvelles.

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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