AREVA has selected Schneider Electric as its preferred supplier of power equipment for its offshore wind projects in France.
This agreement includes a 500 MW wind farm in the bay of Saint Brieuc and the current tenders for offshore wind farms at Le Treport and Noirmoutier. Under the terms of the deal, Schneider Electric will supply transformers and circuit breakers for AREVA's wind farms. These components will be manufactured at two of Schneider's French industrial sites, located near Metz and Grenoble.
Louis-Francois Durret, CEO of AREVA Renewables, comments, ‘This agreement with Schneider Electric further underscores our commitment to developing a complete industrial sector in France, providing job creation opportunities and harnessing our local expertise."