Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has received an order to supply and build the 496 MW Bay of Saint Brieuc offshore wind farm, consisting of 62 SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines accompanied by a 10-year maintenance agreement.
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SGRE has received the order from Ailes Marines, an affiliate of Iberdrola. Nacelles and blades will be manufactured in France at the planned Siemens Gamesa offshore wind turbine factory in Le Havre. The Bay of Saint Brieuc offshore wind power plant will produce the equivalent of the electricity consumption of 835,000 people.
“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” said Andreas Nauen, CEO of the Siemens Gamesa Offshore Business Unit. “We thank Ailes Marines for their confidence in our products as well as our manufacturing plans for France”.
Filippo Cimitan, Managing Director of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy France, added that the order is excellent news for the energy transition, the offshore wind energy sector, and the industry in France and that it is an important step toward the concretisation of SGRE’s industrial plant project in Le Havre.