Siemens Gamesa receives first firm offshore order in France

PRESS RELEASE – Siemens Gamesa has received its first firm order to deliver offshore wind turbines in France. The manufacturer will supply 68 8 MW turbines for the Bay of Saint Brieuc offshore wind farm of Ailes Marine. The main components will be produced at the company’s new offshore wind turbine factory in Le Havre, which is expected to be ready mid-2020. 

In addition to supplying the turbines for the 496 MW offshore wind farm, the order also includes a 10-year agreement for turbine maintenance services.

“This first firm order is an important step toward the concretization of our industrial plant project in Le Havre”, said Filippo Cimitan, Managing Director of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy France.

Javier García Perez, President of Ailes Marines and Iberdrola’s International Offshore Business Director, “By selecting Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy’s 8 MW 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.”

The Bay of Saint Brieuc offshore wind power plant will produce the equivalent of the electricity consumption of 835,000 people.

Siemens Gamesa is constructing a new factory in Le Havre to serve the French offshore wind market. (Source: Siemens Gamesa)

Author: Tobias Pieffers

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