GDF bid to use 8MW Areva turbine

A rendering of Areva's 8MW turbine

A rendering of Areva's 8MW turbine

A consortium made up of GDF Suez, EDP Renewables, Neoen Marine, and Areva has handed in its bid to the French government to build 1GW of offshore wind energy as early as 2021 in the waters off western France – using new 8MW turbines.

The group, which is vying with an EDF, wpd, Alstom tie-up for the rights to acreage being opened as part of France's second offshore tender, would develop 500MW in Le Tréport, in the Haute-Normandie area, and another 500MW in the vicinity of the islands of Yeu and Noirmoutier, off Pays-de-la-Loire.

"The experience of each of the consortium members in the wind power industry is great and each has been pioneering in its own way," says GDF Suez chief executive Gérard Mestrallet. "We feel our bid is the best possible response to the Log in to read complete article.

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