Published: 14 November 2012 14 November 2012
Areva presented its industrial plan to produce a 100% French wind turbine in the Haute-Normandie region.
Since Iberdrola and Eole RES were chosen to develop the wind farm site in the bay of Saint-Brieuc in April 2012 and Areva technology was selected to supply 100 5MW wind turbines, the group has been working on the construction of two plants to manufacture nacelles and blades in Le Havre. Areva is mobilising its suppliers of key components such as Moventas, NTN SNR, Fouré Lagadec, ABB and Plastinov, who are ready to set up activities close to the group's plants on the Quai Joannès Couvert. The group is also establishing numerous partnerships with small-to-medium-sized businesses in Normandy and Brittany. The Areva team in Le Havre is being further strengthened with the appointment of Plant, Purchasing and Training/HR project managers and the creation of a research & development unit.