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23-06-2012

The turbines will boost the port


The turbines should create three times more than the local offshore wind jobs: 500 direct jobs and 2000 for subcontracting .

Since the launch of the first call for proposals by the state, offshore wind turbines have the wind in their sails. At Caen, on Wednesday as part of the symposium " Marine Renewable Energy and You? "Organized by IRD2 (Regional Institute for Sustainable Development ) , Nicolas Serrie , Director at Alstom offshore wind development , confirmed the commitment of the consortium in the Cotentin . "Our first factory will be opened in Saint- Nazaire in 2015 , those of Cherbourg in 2015. " Locally, the numbers five hundred and two thousand direct jobs to outsourcing , are advanced .

hen with the golden eggs Cherbourg

For this confirmation , Laurent Beauvais , President of the Region, adds commitment hundred million euros with local authorities . Lengthening the wharf Flemings is the first step in making port level . "We will also undertake work of filling the eastern part of the great road to win 35 hectares in extension of existing embankments ," says Jean -Pierre Laflaquière , Spl Director General ( Local Public Company) that are created region , department of Manche and Cuc .

This extension is designed to meet the needs of manufacturers of turbines . These underwater turbines could become the goose that lays golden eggs Cherbourg . DCNS has already clearly positioned and GDF Suez announced its intention not to miss the appointment. " We expect three operators and manufacturers ," says Jean -Pierre Laflaquière . A study on the training needs of future employees is underway. The results will be available in the fall .

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