Report France Offshore Wind Mission, October 2014

12 November, 2014

Business Development and Matchmaking Trip with EDF and French offshore wind companies
21 – 23 October 2014

Background Information
With operations in Europe and North America, EDF Energies Nouvelles is a market leader in green electricity production. With a development focused on wind energy for several years and more recently on solar photovoltaic, the Group is also present in other segments of the renewable energies market: small hydro, marine energy, biomass, biofuel and biogas. In addition, the Group is expanding in the distributed renewable energies sector. EDF Energies Nouvelles is a subsidiary of the EDF Group.
The European Consortium led by the EDF Group has won the French offshore wind energy call for tenders for the Saint-Nazaire, Courseulles-sur-Mer and Fécamp projects. These projects, corresponding up to 1,500 MW of new installed capacity, go hand in hand with an ambitious industrial plan which should create about 7,500 direct and indirect jobs, notably with the manufacturing of Alstom’s Haliade 150 wind turbine. The foundations are set for a new industry which will serve export markets.

The wind energy offshore projects of the Consortium implies the construction of four Alstom facilities in Saint-Nazaire and Cherbourg to manufacture all of the key components of the Haliade 150 next-generation wind turbine, leading to the creation of 5,000 long-term and qualified jobs, including 1,000 direct jobs.
At the same time, local units for the construction of the foundations, assembly of the wind turbines and their installation offshore will be set up by the Consortium, as well as operation and maintenance centers for the wind farms. This scheme represents the creation of about 2,500 jobs.
Goal of this Offshore Wind Mission: This offshore wind energy program represents a unique opportunity for Dutch companies active in the offshore wind industry to share their knowledge and expertise with the French industry. We would like to present ourselves to the French companies as knowledgeable and reliable  partners for their offshore wind projects.

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This trademission is organized by Cleantech Holland and Transfer Consultancy.


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