Alstom scores Deepwater Haliade win

The 6MW Haliade at Belwind

A 6MW Haliade deployed off Belgium

Alstom scored a breakthrough win in the North American offshore wind market, signing a contract to supply five Haliade 6MW-150 direct-drive turbines for Deepwater Wind's Block Island demonstration project.

The deal is a blow to Siemens, which had announced a preliminary agreement in October 2011 with Deepwater to become the launch customer in North America for its new 6MW offshore wind turbine.

A Deepwater spokeswoman tells Recharge that the agreement expired at the end of 2012 without final terms being reached. That apparently opened the door for Alstom of France.

Siemens, however, has locked down supply of 130 3.6MW turbines for Cape Wind, the only US commercial-scale offshore wind project. Developer Lake Erie Economic Development Corporation had indicated it wants Siemens 3MW Log in to read complete article.

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