HOFSTADE-AALST, Belgium – Jan De Nul’s jackup installation vessel Vole au vent has completed installations for the Saint-Nazaire wind farm offshore western France.
The vessel transported and installed 80 sets of 6-MW wind turbine generators. The wind far, will have a total capacity of 480 MW.
Vole au vent loaded the turbines in sets of four at the Forme Joubert lock in the port of Saint-Nazaire, then transported the components around 12 km offshore for placement on top of the foundations located on the Banc de Guérande seabed, in the northern part of the Bay of Biscay.
The first turbine was loaded in the port on April 1, with the 80th installed on September 5.