German windfarm operator wpd windmanager has expanded its French portfolio after signing contracts for the operation of six new windfarms.

Together, the Roisel II, Tigné, Dizy, Mont du Saule, Clussais and Tiper (pictured) windfarms boast 26 turbines, including 18 Enercon turbines and eight turbines from Vestas, and a combined capacity of 57 MW. 

The Clussais and Tiper windfarms are planned to come online early next year, joining the other four plants which are already operational, wpd windmanager said.

Nils Brümmer, wpd windmanager’s managing director, said France was “one of our main target markets” and that the firm is “well networked” in the country.

“Considering the current tender process in Germany, the domestic projects become difficult to realize”, he added. “Thus, we focus on other markets to strengthen our international growth.”

The company has recently taken over the operations management for three wind projects in Finland and another in Poland, and is planning to expand it business to Taiwan.

Wpd windmanager currently manages 25 windfarms in France featuring 151 turbines in total, with a combined capacity of 315 MW. 

Overall, the firm operates 346 windfarms with a capacity of almost 3.9 GW.