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May 7, 2014

GDF Suez and consortium partners win 1,000MW French offshore wind tender

French utility GDF Suez and its consortium partners including EDP Renewables, Neoen Marine and Areva have been selected to develop offshore wind power projects totalling 1,000MW in France.

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French utility GDF Suez and its consortium partners including EDP Renewables, Neoen Marine and Areva have been selected to develop offshore wind power projects totalling 1,000MW in France.

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The partners will be responsible for installation and operation of a 500MW wind project in Le Tréport and a 500MW project in the Isles of Yeu and Noirmoutier.

For the development of the offshore wind projects, GDF Suez, EDP Renewables and Neoen Marine have incorporated two local firms, one in Rouen and another in Nantes.

Several local firms will also be involved in the manufacturing and installation of the components for the projects that would create around 6,000 direct and indirect jobs in the country.

For the projects, Areva will provide its new 8MW wind turbine, which will be manufactured at its facility in Le Havre, designed for increased productivity and enhanced performance.

"The turbine is also said to be helpful in reducing construction time and optimising wind farm maintenance."

The turbine is also said to be helpful in reducing construction time and optimising wind farm maintenance.

In the year 2014, the partners will start the R&D activities related to the projects in the new R&D centre located in Rouen.

The consortium partners will select suppliers for the projects in between 2015 – 2017. During the period, they will also be engaged in the works related to foundations laying, building electrical sub-stations as well as installation and maintenance services.

The construction work on the projects is expected to begin in two areas during 2019 – 2021.

Commissioning, operation and maintenance of the offshore wind power projects will start in 2021.


Image: GDF Suez and consortium win 1,000MW wind projects in France. Photo: courtesy of pakorn/FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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