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Gallery: Inside Alstom's Saint Nazaire facility

FRANCE: Alstom opened its new factory in France in December, where it will make its 6MW Haliade offshore turbine.

  • The facility will built Alstom's 6MW Haliade offshore turbine

    The facility will built Alstom's 6MW Haliade offshore turbine

  • Alstom plans to manufacture 100 turbines a year

    Alstom plans to manufacture 100 turbines a year

  • The site covers 19,000 square metres

    The site covers 19,000 square metres

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The facility covers a 19,000 square meter area and took 18 months to complete. Located on the west coast of France, it can manufacture 100 turbines a year.

Approximately 300 people will be employed at the plant. Alstom has also released a timelapse video of the plant under construction.

The first five turbines are set to be used at Deepwater Wind's 30MW Block Island project in the US.

Developer EDF-EN has also contracted Alstom to supply the Haliade to three of its offshore projects being planned in France.

In January, DNV GL awarded the Haliade a key certificate needed for commercial deployment.

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