Saint Brieuc offshore wind farm : Siemens Gamesa to supply turbines for French wind project
Siemens Gamesa has been awarded a turbine contract from Ailes Marines, an affiliate of Iberdrola, for the 496MW Bay of Saint Brieuc offshore wind farm, to be built with an investment of €2.4 billion in the French waters of the English Channel.
As per the contract, the Spanish wind turbine manufacturer will supply 62 SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines, which have a capacity of 8MW each. The contract also includes a 10-year agreement for the maintenance service of the turbines.
The nacelles and blades of the wind turbines for the Bay of Saint Brieuc offshore wind farm will be manufactured at Siemens Gamesa’s new offshore wind turbine factory to be built in Le Havre, France.
Javier García Perez – President of Ailes Marines and Iberdrola International Offshore Business Director said: “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.”
Upon its commissioning, the Bay of Saint Brieuc offshore wind farm is estimated to generate 1,820GWh of electricity, which can power up to 835,000 people.
Andreas Nauen – CEO of Siemens Gamesa Offshore Business Unit said: “We are extremely excited to add France to the many markets around the world where our offshore wind turbines contribute to providing clean energy and combatting climate change.
“Making Bay of Saint Brieuc Siemens Gamesa’s first firm offshore order in France is a historic moment and a testament to our dedication to growth in the market, and to driving the globalization of offshore wind energy. We thank Ailes Marines for their confidence in our products as well as our manufacturing plans for France.”