As an established provider of offshore wind turbines, AREVA applauds Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s approval of the United States’ first offshore wind park.
“The Cape Wind offshore wind project is a long-awaited first for this country,” said Anil Srivastava, President of AREVA Renewables, “and we congratulate them and Interior Secretary Salazar for achieving this milestone in establishing a new renewable energy industry.”
AREVA fully supports this important step forward in realizing the Obama administration’s support for tapping a significant, carbon-free energy source. AREVA encourages the administration to further energize the offshore wind industry by streamlining the permitting process and maintaining current investment and production incentives.
“This approval is significant today for many people,” said Jean-Paul Crouzoulon, Vice President of AREVA Renewable Inc. “Offshore wind developers now see a way forward to building this domestic industry. Offshore wind component manufacturers, like AREVA, have more confidence to make the necessary investments to develop domestic supply chain relationships to serve the market.”
“With the federal government’s continued leadership,” added Crouzoulon, “this will happen sooner than later.”
Through its subsidiary company Multibrid, AREVA manufactures the first 5 MW wind turbine specifically designed for withstanding harsh offshore environments.