French renewables company EDF Energies Nouvelles has signed a deal with a subsidiary of Japan’s Mitsubishi Corp to build four wind farms with a total capacity of 72 MW in France.

EDF EN will partner with Diamond Generating Europe, with each company holding a 50 per cent stake in the four projects.

EDF EN will oversee construction of the wind farms located in the Aisne, Pas-de-Calais and Nord departments of northern France and provide asset management services after the commissioning of the projects, which is scheduled for next year.

Emmanuel Jaclot, executive vice-president of strategy at EDF EN, said the deal represented an opportunity for the company “to bolster its wind energy portfolio and strengthen its positions in France”.

EDF EN has 4680 MW of installed wind capacity, with most concentrated in North America and some in Europe. It is also active in solar, marine, biomass and biogas markets.