Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has been awarded the firm order from the EDF Renewables-Enbridge-wpd consortium for the 448 MW Courseulles-sur-Mer offshore wind power project.
Located 10 km off the Bessin coast, the project brings the total capacity awarded to Siemens Gamesa by the consortium in France to approx. 1 GW. Both the wind turbine nacelles and blades for the Courseulles-sur-Mer project are scheduled to be produced at the Siemens Gamesa facility currently under construction in Le Havre.
The 448 MW project will rely upon the stable technology of the SWT-7.0-154 Direct Drive offshore wind turbine, a part of the world’s most installed offshore turbine fleet. Installation and commissioning of the Courseulles-sur-Mer project is scheduled for 2024.
Together with the 497 MW Fécamp offshore wind power project signed with the EDF Renewables-Enbridge-wpd consortium in 2020, Siemens Gamesa has now signed firm orders with them for approx. 1 GW, further cementing the company as the leader in the French offshore wind power industry.
Siemens Gamesa has an additional firm order in France for the 496 MW Bay of Saint Brieuc offshore wind power plant with Ailes Marines. Siemens Gamesa has furthermore been named 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. Start of operation for the plant is scheduled to take place in the first half of 2022.