Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has secured a wind turbine supply contract from Iberdrola affiliate Ailes Marine in France.
As per the terms of the contract, Siemens Gamesa will supply 62 of their SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines for the 496MW Bay of Saint Brieuc offshore wind power plant.
Siemens Gamesa Offshore Business Unit CEO Andreas Nauen said: “We are extremely excited to add France to the many markets around the world where our offshore wind turbines contribute to providing clean energy and combating climate change.
“Making Bay of Saint Brieuc Siemens Gamesa’s first firm offshore order in France is a historic moment and a testament to our dedication to growth in the market, and to driving the globalization of offshore wind energy.
“We thank Ailes Marines for their confidence in our products as well as our manufacturing plans for France.”
In a statement, Siemens Gamesa said all the key components of the turbines for the Bay of Saint Brieuc plant would be produced at its planned offshore wind turbine factory in Le Havre.
Additionally, SGRE has agreed to provide turbine maintenance services for the wind turbines under a 10-year agreement.
Once completed, the wind power facility is expected to generate enough energy to meet the power consumption requirements of 835,000 people in the region.
Ailes Marines president and Iberdrola international offshore business director Javier García Perez said: “By selecting Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy’s 8MW wind turbines, Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm secures a best-in-class, high-performance technology.
“Ailes Marines is fully committed to the development of the French offshore wind industry, which is creating thousands of high-skilled jobs, driving the green economic and industrial recovery of France and contributing to delivering the renewables-led net-zero targets.”
Last month, SGRE won a contract to supply its SG 14-222 direct drive offshore wind turbine for the 2,640MW Coast Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) commercial project.