Adwen to bring forward French production sites

Thursday, 29 October, 2015 - 12:15
The Le Havre production site is planned to produce nacelles and blades for three French offshore projects. (Graphic: Adwen)
The Le Havre production site is planned to produce nacelles and blades for three French offshore projects. (Graphic: Adwen)

Adwen has appointed the consortium made up of Egis, Auxitec and Enia Architectes for designing and preparing a detailed implantation scheme of the two factories it plans to build in Le Havre (France). These facilities will produce the nacelles and blades for the 8 MW turbines to be installed in Baie de Saint-Brieuc (2020), Dieppe Le Tréport (2021) and Yeu-Noirmoutier (2021).

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 the generator cover for its 5 MW turbines, and ACN for supplying the pre-assembly tool for the blade bearings of its 8 MW prototype. Both companies are based in Normandy region, in the north of France. An industrial cluster will be created at Quai Joannès Couvert in Le Havre, comprising Adwen plants and partners’ factories for the production of key components – bearings, generators and gearbox.

“Since Adwen was launched, we have been committed to the development of the offshore wind industry in France, initiated by AREVA. These first contracts materialise 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”, said Luis Alvarez, Adwen General Manager.

Katharina Garus / Adwen

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