GE Renewable Energy has begun producing the 6MW offshore wind turbines for the 480MW Saint-Nazaire offshore wind project off the French coast.
The manufacturer will assemble 80 of its Haliade 150-6MW turbines for the wind farm, slated for commissioning in 2022.
The contract, with project developer Eolien Maritime France (EMF), includes a multi-year agreement to service and maintain the turbines.
Nacelle assembly will begin in the second quarter of 2020, while routing of components and materials is already underway at its factory in Saint-Nazaire, reported GE.
GE is the major player in the creation and structuring of the offshore wind power industry in France and today we are happy to finally participate in this project and to concretely start production at our plant in Saint-Nazaire, said GE Renewable Energy chief executive Jerome Pecresse.
EDF Renewables and Enbridge joint venture EMF has also chosen GE to design, manufacture and commission high-voltage electrical equipment and protection and control systems.
Once the turbines for the Saint-Nazaire project are supplied, GE Renewable Energy will convert is factory to produce the 12MW Haliade-X offshore wind turbines, with GEs LM Wind facility in Cherbourg supplying the blades. 2019 Global Data Point.