According to the agreement, Areva will deliver its M5000 turbines to Wikinger park wind installed capacity up to 400 MW (note: 80 units x 5 MW) whose construction is scheduled for 2016 and 2017 .
This follows from a process Areva tender “extremely disputed, in which several different technologies have been proposed (…) The two companies will now continue their negotiations to finalize the commercial aspects and technical supply contract.”
Last year, Iberdrola, in partnership with Eole-RES, also chose Areva technology for the proposed 500 MW in the region of Saint-Brieuc, off the coast of Brittany, in the first call French offshore wind tender.
By 2014, the nuclear giant have more than 120 wind turbines in the North Sea.
“We are proud of the renewed confidence of Iberdrola in offshore wind technology of Areva, which reinforces our strong ambitions in Europe. Choice This once again demonstrates the credibility of our growth strategy and our commitment to long-term renewable energy,” said Luc Oursel to conclude, CEO of Areva.