AREVA Partners with CGN in Renewable Energy
During the visit of the French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault in China, AREVA participated in the celebration of the 30 years of cooperation between France and China in civil nuclear energy. This visit included, notably, a stop by Mr. Ayrault to the construction site for two EPR reactors at Taishan, a symbol of this successful cooperation.
According to the terms of this agreement, AREVA and CGN will identify commercial opportunities in offshore wind, biomass, concentrated solar power, and energy storage. These two companies will focus their cooperation, in priority, in the offshore wind field. AREVA will provide its expertise as an offshore wind turbine manufacturer, and CGN will contribute to future projects as an investor, developer, and operator of wind farms in China and Europe.
As a turnkey renewable technology provider, AREVA has significant experience in the renewables sector having already installed more than 2500 MW in bioenergy projects, 300 MW in concentrated solar power, and is currently installing 600 MW of offshore wind projects.
“These new agreements demonstrate the strength of AREVA’s relations with its historic Chinese partners,” said Luc Oursel, President and CEO of AREVA : “These agreements will support the development of nuclear and renewables energy in China while reinforcing AREVA’s presence on these markets which will create jobs both France and China.”
Press release, December 9, 2013; Image: