BFG France has agreed to supply composite structures to a France-based establishment Alstom for its Haliade 150-6MW wind turbine.


Signed within the framework of the second call for tenders to manufacture offshore wind turbines, the agreement with BFG France will be applicable in the event that the EDF-led consortium led is awarded at least one of Alstom’s two wind farm projects.

Alstom said that having one more project secured will allow it to develop and sustain its French industrial base.

Alstom Renewable Power president Jérôme Pécresse said that Alstom and its partners stand ready to make investments that will create up to 8,000 jobs if it is awarded the projects needed to support such investments.

The EDF consortium has already identified French suppliers, selected STX to build substations and signed an agreement with La Rochelle harbor for foundations of the two islands project.

Construction on two Alstom plants in Saint-Nazaire is currently underway, and will be complete by 2014-end. The plants will produce nacelles and generators.

Image: Haliade 150-6MW offshore wind turbine at Belwind, Belgium. Photo: courtesy of Alstom / Nicolas Job.