The project, which will use Alstom’s Haliade 150-6MW turbines, is expected to be commissioned in 2016.

Alstom said the five turbines are expected to produce around 125,000MWh of electricity per year, which can power about 17,000 homes.

As part of the deal, Alstom will also provide 15 years of operation and maintenance support for the wind farm.

Alstom renewable power sector president Jerome pécresse said the contract demonstrates firm’s commercial dynamic in offshore wind as well as the credibility of technology platform.

"It shows that we can be successful in serving both the growing international markets and our strong domestic market here in France," pécresse added.

Image: Haliade 150-6MW offshore wind turbine in Belwind, Belgium. Photo: Courtesy of Alstom/ Broadcast Assistance Belgium / Johann Roggeman.