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GDF SUEZ, EDP Renewables, Neoen Marine, and AREVA submitted to the French government their proposals for the installation and operation of 1,000 MW of offshore wind energy, 500MW in the Le Tréport (Haute?Normandie) area and 500MW in the vicinity of the islands of Yeu and Noirmoutier (Pays?de?la?Loire).
The construction of these two wind farms will generate close to 6,000 jobs. At the port of Le Havre, four factories will be set up to manufacture the nacelles, blades, and other key equipment for wind turbines (bearings, multipliers, generators, etc.). In addition, the ports of Le Havre and Saint?Nazaire will serve as construction sites for the offshore facilities. Finally, support centers for logistics, operations, and maintenance will be located at the ports of Dieppe and Le Tréport, as well as on the islands of Yeu and Noirmoutier. The consortium has  chosen AREVA’s new 8MW turbine.
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