AREVA: Offshore Wind: Successful Installation of 80 Wind Turbines at Global Tech I
August 29, 2014 (Source: Wall Street Journal) — The erection of 80 AREVA wind turbines was successfully completed at the Global Tech I wind farm with the last rotor star installation finalized today. The wind farm of roughly 41 square kilometres is located 100 kilometres off the coast in the German North Sea.
AREVA’s 5 Megawatt M5000-116 turbines were manufactured at the Group’s Bremerhaven and Stade sites, in northern Germany.
AREVA’s offshore know-how in loading, transport and installation of wind turbines contributed to the successful erection of the 400 MW wind farm. AREVA’s project team notably erected 58 rotor stars.
The commissioning of turbines can begin when the grid connection is available.
This success marks another milestone for AREVA. The Group’s installed base now reaches 630 MW for offshore wind said Arnaud Bellanger, CEO of AREVA Wind. This solid base founded on a proven technology, along with the creation of our joint-venture announced with GAMESA further consolidates AREVA’s position as a key player on the European offshore wind market
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AREVA is a world leader in nuclear power. The group’s offer to utilities covers every stage of the nuclear fuel cycle, reactor design and construction, and operating services. Its expertise and uncompromising dedication to safety make it a leading industry player.
AREVA also invests in renewable energies to develop, via partnerships, high technology solutions.
Through the complementary nature of nuclear and renewables, AREVA’s 45,000 employees contribute to building tomorrow’s energy model: supplying the greatest number of people with energy that is safer and with less CO(2) .
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