Report: France wants Areva to buy Alstom wind unit if GE wins bid

|By:, SA News Editor

France reportedly wants state-controlled nuclear group Areva (ARVCF) to take over Alstom's offshore wind turbine unit if GE's bid for Alstom (ALSMY, AOMFF) succeeds.

Areva and Alstom both produce offshore wind turbines and are part of different groups to build 3K mw of wind power off the French coast in coming years, although their technologies are different.