AREVA to supply 130 turbines for new offshore wind power projects

German wind farm developer Windreich GmbH will use 130, 5-megawatt (MW) turbines from French manufacturer AREVA, according to an agreement between the two companies.

The wind turbines will be installed in Windreich's 415 MW Baltic Eagle and 315 MW Ostseeschatz offshore wind projects - both of which are awaiting approval from Germany's Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency, Bloomberg reported.

The AREVA wind turbines feature an enlarged rotor diameter and new nacelle design, which should improve functionality. In a statement on its website, Windreich said the new turbines are expected to increase performance by 10 percent and are ideally suited for wind conditions in the Baltic Sea.

"The agreement is based on the long and positive cooperation between AREVA Wind and Windreich in the planning and implementation of offshore projects in the North Sea," Windreich said in a statement on its website.

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