Adwen, a joint venture between AREVA and Gamesa, recently appointed a consortium for designing and preparing a detailed implantation scheme of the two offshore wind factories it plans to build in France.
These facilities will produce the nacelles and blades for the 8-MW turbines to be installed in three future projects: Baie de Saint-Brieuc (2020), Dieppe Le Tréport (2021) and Yeu-Noirmoutier (2021). Serial production is scheduled to start in 2018. The selected team is made up of Egis, Auxitec, and Enia Architectes.
Adwen is committed to developing market-oriented products and services that are focused on reducing levelized cost of energy. An industrial cluster will also be created for the production of key wind components, including bearings, generators, and gearbox.
Taking over AREVA’s commitments to develop the offshore wind industry in France, Adwen has also started building a regional network of suppliers. Specifically, the company has selected ACMH to manufacture generator cover for its 5-MW turbines, and ACN for supplying the pre-assembly tool for the blade bearings of its 8-MW prototype.
“Since Adwen was launched, we have been committed to the development of the offshore wind industry in France, initiated by AREVA,” shared Luis Alvarez, General Manager of Adwen. “These first contracts materialize our commitment and demonstrate the engagement and competitiveness of local enterprises. I am convinced this will pave the way for more projects with numerous companies in France Western area.”
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