GE Begins Turbine Production for French Offshore Wind Project
GE Renewable Energy has begun the production of turbines for the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind project in France.
GE, in charge of providing 80 Haliade 150-6MW turbines for the project, said that the routing of components and materials is currently underway at its Saint-Nazaire production site.
The Haliade unit destined for the 480MW French wind farm was tested onshore at the Østerild test center in Denmark.
The nacelle assembly is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2020, with installation and commissioning scheduled for 2022.
Additionally, GE Grid Solutions and its consortium partners Atlantique Offshore Energy and Société de Dragage International (SDI), part of the DEME Group, will design, manufacture and install the project’s the electrical offshore substation.
The Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm will be located between 12km and 20km off the coast of the Guerande peninsula in western France.
The 480MW project is being developed by Eolien Maritime France (EMF), a consortium of EDF Renouvelables and Enbridge.