It has also been ordered for the 329MW eastern phase of Dong's Walney Extension; MHI Vestas' V164 providing the hardware for the 330MW western phase, for what should make an interesting comparison.
The turbine has been selected for three of France's first six offshore projects, all of around 500MW, for a healthy looking order book.
Adwen is currently part of the recently-formed Siemens-Gamesa Renewable Energy manufacturer, so the future of the 8MW platform beyond its current pipeline remains unclear.
Gamesa's 5MW unit never progressed beyond the prototype installed onshore on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria.
However, the new 8MW turbine builds on the design of the Gamesa unit, especially with regard to the tube-shape medium-speed drivetrain.
There are a little over 200 units either in operation or being installed.
The German firm has also teased plans to reveal a 10MW turbine, but to-date there have been no further details.
A large percentage of the blades — 80 metres in length and weighing 33 tonnes apiece — are made at the company's Isle of Wight facility in the UK.
The first project using the V164, Dong Energy's Burbo Bank Extension in the Irish Sea.
A prototype with a 140-metre rotor diameter was installed in China in the second half of 2014.
Aerodyn aims to sell the turbine in other markets outside China, and the company is now working on an 8MW variant with a 168-metre rotor diameter, which it showed in concept form at the 2014 Hamburg Wind Fair in Germany.
Development has been slow because the super compact design (SCD) contains few standard wind-turbine components.