SAINT-NAZAIRE, France — Atlantique Offshore Energy, a Chantiers de l’Atlantique business unit dedicated to marine energies, has won contracts to design, manufacture and commission the offshore substation topsides required for the Yeu-Noirmoutier and Dieppe Le Tréport offshore wind farms.
The contracts have been awarded by Éoliennes en Mer Îles d’Yeu et de Noirmoutier (EMYN) and Eoliennes en Mer Dieppe Le Tréport (EMDT), a consortium of Ocean Winds (a joint venture between Engie and EDP Renováveis), Sumitomo Corp. and Banque des Territoires (as well as Vendée Energie for EMYN).
Each of these wind farms projects involves the installation of 62 wind turbines with a capacity of 8 MW, for a total power output of almost 500 MW. These 2,500-mt electrical offshore substation topsides will collect and transform the electricity produced by these wind turbines to inject it into the French national grid while ensuring remote control of the wind farms.
With the recent signature of the first platform to be installed in the polish waters, and the on-going execution of four other projects, this decision reinforces Atlantique Offshore Energy second position on this competitive market. Engineering works can now start so as to ensure the installation of these substations in 2024 and 2025, the company said.