LE HAVRE, France – Siemens Gamesa has started manufacturing its offshore direct drive wind turbine nacelles and IntegralBlades at its new facility in Le Havre, northern France.
A dedicated installation hub is also nearing completion on the same site, allowing direct load-out of wind turbine components to France’s offshore wind farms.
Siemens Gamesa currently has around 2.5 GW of offshore wind capacity on its books in France. This includes firm orders for the 496-MW Bay of Saint Brieuc project, the 497-MW Fecamp and the 448- MW Calvados (ex- Courseulles-sur-Mer), all in the north, and the 24-MW Provence Grand Large floating offshore wind power project in the Mediterranean Sea.
Its preferred supplier agreements include the 496-MW Yeu Noirmoutier and the 496-MW Dieppe le Tréport project, which will use Siemens Gamesa 7 MW and 8 MW offshore Direct Drive nacelles, 75-m (246-ft) long B75 blades and 81-m (266-ft) B81 blades.