Alstom secures 400-MW offshore wind order in Germany

Alstom Haliade 150-6MW offshore wind turbine ©Alstom / Nicolas Job

July 3 (SeeNews) - French energy group Alstom (EPA:ALO) today said it has won a contract to supply 66 pieces of its Haliade 150-6MW turbine for the 400-MW Merkur Offshore wind farm near the German island of Borkum.

Belgian marine engineering specialist GeoSea NV, part of DEME Group, will install the turbines. The Turbine Supply Agreement and Balance of Plant Contract were awarded by Merkur Offshore GmbH, which is a joint venture between DEME Concessions Wind NV and the Windreich Group. Financial details were not provided.

The Merkur project in the North Sea, previously known as Meg I, has passed all authorisations and has a grid connection agreement. Construction will commence next year.

Alstom said it will manufacture all turbines for the project at its factory in the port of Saint-Nazaire, western France, which was officially opened in December 2014. This is the biggest offshore wind deal for Alstom outside France.

Once the plant is operational, the French company will also be in charge of the service and maintenance under a long-term contract.

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