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Gallery: Block Island Haliades transported to Saint Nazaire plant

FRANCE: Alstom has transported two of the Haliade 6MW turbines destined for the Block Island offshore project in the US to its new Saint Nazaire turbine factory.

  • The Haliade turbines were moved to the Saint Nazaire plant

    The Haliade turbines were moved to the Saint Nazaire plant

  • The uncompleted machines will be finished at the new facility

    The uncompleted machines will be finished at the new facility

  • The turbines are bound for the Block Island offshore project in the US

    The turbines are bound for the Block Island offshore project in the US

  • Commissioning of the facility will begin during September

    Commissioning of the facility will begin during September

  • Once complete in early 2015 it will be the main Haliade construction plant

    Once complete in early 2015 it will be the main Haliade construction plant

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The assembly of the turbines will continue at the plant once commissioning has got under way later this month.

Alstom has also moved around 150 tonnes of machinery to the facility, which is set to be fully up and running early next year.

In February, the French manufacturer was handed the turbine supply deal from Deepwater Wind for its 30MW demonstration project off Rhode Island.

The factory will also be used to construct Haliade turbines for the 450MW Courseulles-sur-Mer, 498MW Fécamp and 480MW Saint Nazaire projects, all due online in French waters in 2018.

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