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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of General Electric (GE) - Get General Electric Company (GE) Report  were down in late afternoon trading on Tuesday as Siemens (SIEGY) and Gamesa rejected a non-binding bid from the digital industrial giant on assets included in a wind power venture between Gamesa and French nuclear power technological solutions company Areva

Areva and Gamesa jointly own the French wind power group Adwen.

The Spain-based renewable energy equipment manufacturer Gamesa is merging with the German industrial conglomerate in an $11 billion deal that aims to create the world's biggest builder of wind farms, Reuters reports. 

Siemens doesn't need Areva's wind technology as the company has already developed its own offshore wind turbines.  

Under Gamesa and Siemens' agreement, they gave Areva three months to decide whether it wanted to purchase Gamesa's 50% stake in the venture or sell it to them. 

GE is looking to expand its presence in the offshore wind industry and said it was in talks with the companies about buying Adwen.

If Areva doesn't find a buyer for Adwen before the time frame expires, Reuters noted that Gamesa would most likely exercise its purchase option and take over Areva's 50% stake. 

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