Offshore Wind: Iberdrola Selects AREVA Turbine for a Large-Scale Project in
PARIS -- December 19, 2012
World-leading renewables operator, Iberdrola, has once again selected AREVA’s
offshore wind technology for the Wikinger project, to be developed 35
kilometers off the German Baltic Sea coast.
Under the terms of the agreement, AREVA (Paris:AREVA) will supply its M5000 5
MW turbine for the Wikinger wind farm that will produce up to 400 MW of
electricity and that is to be constructed over 2016 and 2017.
This success follows a highly competitive tendering process with several
different offshore technologies proposed. Both companies will now enter into
further negotiations to finalize the commercial and technical aspects of the
Last year, Iberdrola, in partnership with Eole-RES, selected AREVA's
technology for the 500 MW project in the area of Saint-Brieuc, off the coast
of Brittany, as part of the first French offshore wind tender.
This new selection of AREVA’s turbine by renewables market leader Iberdrola,
demonstrates its recognition of the experience AREVA has acquired over the
past years in the field of offshore wind. By 2014, the group will have more
than 120 wind turbines installed in the North Sea, thereby reinforcing its
leading position in the high-power turbines market.
Luc Oursel, CEO of AREVA, said: “We are honoredby Iberdrola’s renewed
confidence in AREVA’s offshorewind technology which further comforts the
group’s strong ambitions in Europe. This new success further demonstrates the
credibility of our long term growth strategy and our long term commitment
towards renewable energies.”
AREVA supplies solutions for power generation with less carbon. Its expertise
and unwavering insistence on safety, security, transparency and ethics are
setting the standard, and its responsible development is anchored in a process
of continuous improvement.
Ranked first in the global nuclear power industry, AREVA’s unique integrated
offering to utilities covers every stage of the fuel cycle, nuclear reactor
design and construction, and related services. The group is also expanding its
operations to renewable energies – wind, solar, bioenergies, hydrogen and
storage – to be one of the leaders in this sector worldwide.
With these two major offers, AREVA’s 48,000 employees are helping to supply
ever safer, cleaner and more economical energy to the greatest number of
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