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Iberdrola submits French offshore bid

FRANCE: The Iberdrola consortium bidding in France's 3GW offshore tender has submitted bids for two of the five available projects.

The consortium, which includes Eole Res, Technip and Neoen Marine, is looking to secure the 500MW Saint-Brieuc Bay and 480MW Saint-Nazaire projects.

If successful, the turbines will be supplied by Areva, which recently revamped its 5MW Multibrid turbine. Areva will build a new factory at Le Havre to build the turbines. Technip will handle the environmental studies and lay the foundations.

Iberdrola Global Offshore Division chief executive Keith Anderson said: "Our consortium has put in a huge amount of effort to put together two very detailed bids in response to the French government’s tender. The submission of these bids for the sites at Saint-Brieuc and Saint-Nazaire is the first stage of a major challenge, which we aim to meet with the help of our partners.

"Engineers and project managers in our headquarters in Glasgow will have a key role in supporting the projects, and will oversee a consortium that has worldwide experience of developing major renewable-energy projects and a wealth of technological expertise."




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