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Construction complete ahead of schedule at Sommette wind farm, France

Working as owner–s engineer for John Laing Group plc, Natural Power has successfully completed the construction phase of the Sommette wind farm in Picarde, Northern France.

Total installed capacity for the Sommette wind farm is 21.6 MW from nine Nordex N117/2400 turbines, each with capacity of 2.4 MW. The project benefits from a 15-year feed in tariff.

Baptiste Durand, Construction Manager at Natural Power in France, said: “Sommette wind farm is a typical French project, where Natural Power”

Stefan Istrate, Commercial Construction Manager at John Laing, highlighted:

John Laing Group plc, the international originator, active investor and manager of infrastructure projects, acquired 100% of the Sommette-Eaucourt wind farm in September 2016, from French developer of the site and also EPC contractor for the BOP. In addition to John Laing–s GBP11.7m equity investment, the construction of the Sommette wind farm was project financed with debt from ING Bank.

Find out more about Natural Power–s construction services here https://www.naturalpower.com/project-phase/construction/ and read about experience in the onshore wind sector here https://www.naturalpower.com/sector/onshore-wind/

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