Areva has signed agreements with Chinese firms to develop projects in the renewables and nuclear power sectors.

The French group announced a commercial partnership in renewable energy with China General Nuclear Power (CGN) that will focus on offshore wind power.

The deal aims to identify commercial opportunities in offshore wind, biomass, concentrated solar power, and energy storage, Areva said in a statement.

Areva wind turbine
“Areva will provide its expertise as an offshore wind turbine manufacturer, and CGN will contribute to future projects as an investor, developer, and operator of wind farms in China and Europe,” the statement said.

Meanwhile Reuters reports that Areva also signed a series of major agreements with China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) and China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) for the development of a Franco-Chinese partnership in both civil nuclear and renewable energy.

The company teamed up with Siemens, signing a contract to supply instrumentation and control (I&C) systems for reactors Fuqing 5 and 6, two 1000 MWe pressurized-water reactors.

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