Appointment within the AREVA Group - Julian Brown is the new Country Director for AREVA Wind in the UK


Julian Brown AREVA WindPARIS, FRANCE, NOVEMBER 28, 2011 – AREVA Wind is pleased to announce the appointment of Julian Brown as Director to head the AREVA offshore wind activity in the UK.

Julian Brown has over ten years experience in the wind industry. He led the development of the wind turbine blades business on the Isle of Wight as well as co-founding leading UK based wind consultancy BVG Associates. He has been extensively involved in UK offshore wind working with developers, investors, wind turbine manufacturers and supply chain businesses to bring Round 3 to fruition.

AREVA Wind CEO Jean Huby said, "We are delighted to welcome Julian Brown to the AREVA Wind Team. Julian brings extensive wind industry experience and will lead activity to develop our UK footprint and involvement in Round 3 projects. AREVA has a great product platform in the M5000 which we are convinced will play an important role in UK offshore wind farms."

In the first instance the new Country Director UK will be focused on AREVA Wind’s participation in the UK offshore wind market supplying the AREVA M5000 5MW wind turbine. A new AREVA Wind office will be established to support business development, project management, supply chain development and industrialization.

AREVA Wind, part of AREVA Renewables Business Group, has its head office in Hamburg with engineering, production and offshore operations based in Bremerhaven. Also in Bremerhaven is a dedicated 5 Megawatt full load test facility, wind farm monitoring center, project management and customer center. AREVA Blade, the dedicated blade production facility, is located in nearby Stade.

The AREVA M5000 wind turbine is one of the world’s first offshore wind turbines purpose designed for large scale offshore use right from the beginning of its development. The M5000-116 has already been selected for German offshore projects alpha ventus, Borkum West II and Global Tech I.