Wind: AREVA to provide optimum solution for installation and services of offshore wind park

Paris, (PresseBox) - AREVA is joining forces with BELUGA HOCHTIEF Offshore joint venture, to offer its customers a unique installation and maintenance solution for large-scale offshore wind parks in reduced time.

AREVA is responding to the new challenges faced by its customers in the boom-ing offshore market. With this partnership, the group will provide a cost-effective new package based on a purpose-built jack up vessel designed to operate in the harshest weather conditions at greater depth. The customers will also benefit from economies of scales through the transportation of multiple sets of founda-tions and wind turbines during the construction phase.

Thus, AREVA is optimizing the offshore wind business model and meeting its strategic objectives to provide full lifecycle management with simplified key inter-faces in the value chain: foundation installation, turbine design and erection, commissioning and maintenance services.

Anil Srivastava, CEO of AREVA Renewables underlines "With this pioneering approach, we bring significant added value to our customers: reduced risk, shorter installation and maintenance time and greater competitiveness. "

Henner Mahlstedt, Chairman of the Executive Board of HOCHTIEF Construction: "We are delighted that AREVA has entered into a long-term cooperation agree-ment with BELUGA HOCHTIEF Offshore for utilization of our innovative jack-up vessel. The growing offshore wind market is in urgent need of such special equipment to construct wind park of this type."


AREVA delivers to their customers solutions for CO2-free energy production. With its profound Know-how and its expertise the company sets in their markets measures. AREVA is acting with responsibility and is seeking continuous improvement.

As world market leader in the field of nuclear energy AREVA offers a unique, integrated performance spectrum. It covers the complete fuel cycle, construction, planning and building of reactors as well as appropriate services. Moreover, the company enforces its engagement in the field of renewable energies (wind-, solar-, and bioenergy, hydrogen). It is the aim to be one of the three global leading companies on this sector until 2012.

48 000 employees of AREVA daily contribute to the synergies between these different forms of CO2-free energy production being utilized at the best. Thus they give more and more people access to safe, non-polluting and cost-effective energy.

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