26 Oct '14, 3pm

France-Alstom and DCNS in partnership to build floating wind energy centre of excellence via @RenewablesNews

France-Alstom and DCNS in partnership to build floating wind energy centre of excellence via @RenewablesNews

The signing of the agreement was attended by Alstom Renewable Power Chairman Jérôme Pécresse and DCNS Marine Energy and Infrastructures Division Director Thierry Kalanquin. The two companies will combine their respective skills as naval architect and turbine manufacturer to develop a semi-submersible floating wind turbine capable of delivering 6MW of green electricity. The objective is to be in a position to produce the first turbine by 2017 with the semi-submersible floating system developed by DCNS and featuring Alstom’s Haliade 150 offshore wind turbine which is already being used in fixed-bottom offshore wind projects. The project, named ‘Sea Reed’, has received support from ADEME, the French Environment and Energy Management Agency, through a Technological Bricks CEI implemented as part of the “Investissements d’Avenir” scheme. The support consists of 6 million euros ...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/alstom-and...

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