AREVA enters industrial wind power partnership for projects in
AREVA, Entrepose Projets and Foure Lagadec form industrial wind power
partnership for the manufacturing of AREVA’s offshore turbine masts.
AREVA, Entrepose Projets, a subsidiary of Entrepose Contracting, and Fouré
Lagadec have signed an industrial partnership agreement for the
manufacturing of AREVA’s offshore turbine masts destined for future wind
power farms in France and in the south of United Kingdom.
selected in 2012 for the Saint-Brieuc bay offshore park, AREVA is
currently part of the GDF Suez - EDPR - Neoen Marine consortium, for the
tender of the Tréport and Noirmoutier-Yeu offshore wind farms.
Under the terms of this agreement, Entrepose Projets will manufacture,
through CMP Dunkerque, its subsidiary specialized in high technology
welding located in Dunkirk, the two upper part sections of the turbine
mast. Fouré Lagadec, a company based in Le Havre, will manufacture the
lower section of those masts, made possible by an investment of several
million euros in new industrial equipment.
This agreement will
create almost 200 jobs and will support the long-term establishment of the
offshore wind sector in France through the development of industrial
expertise in the regions of Haute Normandie and Nord-Pas-de-Calais.
“This agreement constitute a major step in the establishment of the
AREVA’s industrial offshore plan in France: the offshore wind sector is
progressing, bringing jobs and re- industrialization to local regions,”
declared Louis-François Durret, Senior Executive Vice- President of the
Renewable Energies Business Group.
For Bruno Marcé, Chief Operating
Officer of Entrepose Contracting: “This agreement with AREVA lays the
foundation for the reinforcement of the boiler making industry and the
development of CMP Dunkerque’s competencies in offshore wind power.”
Gilles Fournier, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Fouré
Lagadec Group declared: “Thanks to new, modern production methods, Fouré
Lagadec will be able to mass-produce the turbine masts in Le Havre. This
represents a promising new area for our company and sixty new jobs in our
Published in PennEnergy
October 1, 2013
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