Global Tech I offshore project, powered with Areva M5000 turbines is Wind Deal of the Year

AREVA welcomes the announcement that the Global Tech I (GTI) offshore wind project, powered with the group?s turbines, has received the ?Wind Deal of the Year? distinction.

The award was given by internationally-renowned magazine, Project Finance International (PFI), during an official ceremony held on January 25, in London.

Global Tech I, for which the group will supply 80 M5000 wind turbines, is the only offshore wind project to have raised debt financing in excess of 1 billion Euros. It is the second AREVA-powered offshore wind project to be awarded such financing. In 2008-2009, Willi Balz, initiator of GTI and CEO of Windreich AG had raised 800-million euro equity.

The transaction, signed with a consortium composed of 16 commercial banks, the European Investment Bank and KfW, covers both construction and operation for the GTI project.
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Posted by Gloria Llopis | 2012-01-30