Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has been awarded a firm order from the EDF Renewables-Enbridge-wpd consortium for the 448-MW Courseulles-sur-Mer offshore wind project
The wind turbine nacelles and blades for the Courseulles-sur-Mer project are due to be produced at Siemens Gamesa’s new facility in Le Havre, which is currently under construction.
Siemens Gamesa offshore chief executive Marc Becker said, “We are delighted to again partner with EDF Renewables, Enbridge and wpd to deliver our second firm French offshore order to them. Our facility in Le Havre and the Courseulles-sur-Mer project will provide local jobs and value for years to come.”
Installation and commissioning of the Courseulles-sur-Mer project is scheduled for 2024.
Located 10 km off the coast of Bessin, the project brings the total capacity awarded to Siemens Gamesa by the consortium in France to approximately 1 GW.
Siemens Gamesa has an additional firm order in France for Ailes Marines’ 496-MW Bay of Saint Brieuc offshore windfarm. It is also the preferred supplier for the 496-MW Dieppe le Tréport and 496-MW Yeu Noirmoutier offshore wind projects.
The Siemens Gamesa facility under construction on the Quai Joannès Couvert in the Port of Le Havre will be the first in the world to manufacture complete offshore nacelles and blades under one roof. It is the largest industrial project in the French renewable energy industry to date and will be used to supply Siemens Gamesa offshore wind projects in France and, potentially, abroad. It is due to enter operation in H1 2022 and is expected to create approximately 750 direct and indirect jobs when fully operational.