Total expands in wind power with the acquisition of Global Power Wind France

Source: press release, 20 March 2020

illustration: GWP
illustration: GWP

Total continues its growth in renewable energy in France with a substantial investment in wind power.

Total, through Total Quadran – its 100% renewable developer and producer in France – has acquired 100% of Global Wind Power (GWP) France, a company with a 1,000-megawatt (MW) portfolio of onshore wind projects, including 250 MW scheduled to come on stream by 2025.

“Following Vents d’Oc’ acquisition in 2019, this new investment demonstrates Total’s commitment to expand in all types of renewable energy while contributing to France’s energy transition goals. It strengthens Total Quadran’s footprint adding to its existing portfolio of nearly 1,000 MW of installed and operated capacity, including over 500 MW of onshore wind and confirms its ambition to be one of the main players on France’s renewables market,” says Philippe Sauquet, President Gas, Renewables and Power at Total.

GWP’s teams will join Total Quadran, adding to the group’s existing expertise in order to speed up the wind power development in France.