France awards offshore wind tender to GDF-led consortium

PARIS Wed May 7, 2014 10:49am EDT

PARIS May 7 (Reuters) - The French government has awarded a tender to build and run two offshore windfarms to a consortium led by French gas and power group GDF Suez, French Energy Minister Segolene Royal said on Wednesday.

The GDF consortium includes Portugal's EDP Renovaveis , France's Neoen Marine and nuclear group Areva . Areva will develop an 8 megawatt (MW) turbine - one of the largest in the world - for the tender. (Reporting by Geert De Clercq; Editing by Andrew Callus)

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