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Wind Energy

Wind energy harnesses the kinetic energy of wind to generate electricity, offering a sustainable and renewable power source. Wind turbines, typically installed on land or offshore in areas with high wind speeds, capture the energy from the wind and convert it into electricity through the rotation of their blades, which spin a generator.

As the imperative to achieve global sustainable energy objectives intensifies, there is a growing need to diversify and enhance the accessibility of low-carbon technologies. Offshore wind power stands out as a prime illustration of a swiftly evolving technology with significant potential to revolutionize future energy landscapes.

Benefits of wind energy

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Unlimited and Inexhaustible

Harness the power of natural air movement for sustainable electricity generation

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Carbon-neutral and No GHG Emissions

Electricity generation without burning fossil fuels, no release of carbon dioxide

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Freely Available and Predictable

Reliance on natural air currents, abundantly available worldwide, with predictable patterns

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Limited Cost for Final Consumer

Minimal ongoing costs once infrastructure is established, resulting in lower electricity prices for consumers

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Diverse Applications and Scalability

Wind energy generation fits well in various settings, including agricultural and multi-use working landscapes

ENGIE, a global leader in Wind Energy Production

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Technical Expertise in Wind Energy Generation

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15.8 MW of Onshore and Offshore Projects Worldwide

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Local GCC Presence

ENGIE’s installed capacities worldwide – Onshore wind

 

ENGIE’s installed capacities worldwide – Offshore wind

How does an onshore wind farm work?

How does an offshore wind farm work?

Case Studies

Floating offshore wind turbines in Portugal generate 25MW of green electricity annually and prevent the emission of 33,000 tonnes of CO2/year

Floating wind turbines, also known as marine wind turbines, offer numerous advantages. Positioned farther from the coastline, they capitalize on stronger and more consistent winds compared to their land-based counterparts. Consequently, due to their enhanced power output, floating wind turbines can generate up to twice as much energy as onshore turbines. However, installing these “offshore” wind farms in waters too deep for fixed-foundation turbines poses a challenge. ENGIE collaborated with EDP Renewables, Repsol, and Principle Power to develop WindFloat Atlantic, leveraging innovative technology for harnessing wind power at depths exceeding 40 meters in Portugal.

 

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Scotland improves energy independence and generates 40% of the country’s electricity using offshore wind energy

Despite its modest size, Scotland has set an ambitious target to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045. The key to reaching this goal lies in harnessing the abundant renewable energy potential of the oceans that surround the country. Moray East is a wind farm comprising 100 turbines located off the north-east coast of Scotland, and represents a significant milestone in the nation’s renewable energy landscape. Since April 2022, this farm has been supplying 40% of Scotland’s electricity needs. The project was developed through collaboration between Ocean Winds, a joint venture between ENGIE and EDP Renewables (EDPR), along with Diamond Green Limited and CTG.

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Transformational wind farm in Texas generates 300 MW of green energy annually

Being the largest of the Lower 48 States, Texas encompasses vast rural areas that are witnessing the advent of renewable energy projects, heralding a new era of economic development. These initiatives are pivotal as they not only generate employment opportunities during construction but also sustain long-term jobs. Additionally, they serve as a valuable income source for landowners and contribute substantial tax revenues to local communities over the years. The transition from an oil-centric economy to a renewable energy leader poses a significant transformational challenge for Texas, yet it holds immense potential for sustainable growth and innovation.

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