Siemens Could Open Wind Energy Plant In France

Germany’s Siemens AG would open a wind power plant in France if the consortium it is part of were to win one of France’s offshore wind farm tender offers, the head of its French unit, Christophe de Maistre, told Monday’s French business daily Les Echos.

Siemens is part of a consortium led by French power operator GDF Suez SA, along with Vinci SA and CDC Infrastructure, which bid for an offshore windfarm in Britanny, in North West of the country.

Should the consortium win the bid, Siemens would then build a plant nearby to make and install the 83 wind turbines and another plant dedicated to the wind farm’s maintenance.

The initial plant would also be used to make wind turbines that would be exported to the U.K. and Northern European countries, de Maistre also said.