ROTTERDAM, the Netherlands – Ailes Marines has contracted Van Oord to transport and install the 62 jacket foundations and the foundation piles for the offshore substation at the Saint-Brieuc wind farm in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc, 16.3 km (10.1 mi) off the French coast.
The company’s installation vessel Aeolus is expected to install the pin piles in 2021. The Aeolus will be assisted by a second vessel in 2022 to install jackets foundations that will be manufactured in Fene, Spain and in Brest, France.
When finished, the 496-MW Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm is expected to produce 1,820 GWh annually, equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of 835,000 inhabitants.
The wind farm is expected to be fully commissioned in 2023.
Pieter van Oord, CEO of Van Oord, said this will be company’s first offshore wind project in France.