Siemens Gamesa Forging Ahead in France

By Sharada Prahladrao

Project Success Story

Siemens Gamesa has received a firm order for the supply of wind turbines and a 15-year maintenance contract for the Fécamp offshore wind power plant from customer EDF Renewables, Enbridge and wpd. This 497 MW project located in Normandy will be equipped with 71 SWT-7.0-154 offshore wind turbines, each with capacity of 7 MW.  These turbines will be manufactured in the wind turbine plant Siemens Gamesa will build in Le Havre, France.

The announcement of this order comes in addition to the recent firm order from Ailes Marines consortium for the 496 MW Bay of St. Brieuc offshore wind power plant located in Britanny. Here, Siemens Gamesa will supply 62 SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines and maintain them for 10 years. These machines will also be manufactured in Le Havre. The 20-hectare factory will be the first in the world to manufacture all main offshore wind turbine components under one roof as previously announced.

The Siemens Gamesa offshore manufacturing plant in Le Havre is expected to create approximately 750 direct and indirect jobs when fully operational, particularly in the fields of composite materials, mechanical assembly, and logistics.  

Keywords: Siemens Gamesa, France, Wind Turbines, ARC Advisory Group

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