EUROTUNNEL has signed an agreement with two firms planning to build a wind farm on land at its French terminal. If planning permission is obtained, five 2MW turbines will be erected at Coquelles by Canadian energy company Boralex and Innovent, a French company specialising in the design and management of wind farms.
The proposed wind farm is part of Eurotunnel’s energy management policy, supporting initiatives designed to save energy and encourage the use of renewable supplies. The electricity generated will be sold to Electricité de France.
Eurotunnel Technical Director Dave Pointon said ’The wind farm project demonstrates Eurotunnel’s commitment to sustainable development and the future use of renewable energy sources. This small wind farm alone will generate enough power for a population of 11000 people.’