Saint-Brieuc wind farm fully commissioned

May 29, 2024
Iberdrola subsidiary Ailes Marines has completed commissioning of the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm.

Offshore staff

BILBAO, SpainIberdrola subsidiary Ailes Marines has completed commissioning of Saint-Brieuc— offshore Brittany, France’s second operational offshore wind farm.

The 62 wind turbines generate 1,820 GWh/year, which is about 9% of the province’s total electricity consumption. All production is directed into the national electricity grid, managed by RTE.

Saint-Brieuc is the fourth offshore wind farm that Iberdrola has developed, built and operated following West of Duddon Sands in the Irish Sea (389 MW), Wikinger in the Baltic Sea (350 MW) and East Anglia One in the UK southern North Sea (714 MW).

Under construction are Baltic Eagle (476 MW) in Germany, East Anglia 3 (1.4 GW) and Vineyard Wind 1 (806 MW) off the US east coast.

Development of Saint-Brieuc started in April 2012, and it involved total investments of €2.4 billion (US$2.59 billion). Local benefits include more than 500 jobs in Brittany and more than 1,700 in France as a whole.

Components of the jacket foundation were part-built and assembled on the Brest polder by the Navantia Windar, with Haizea Breizh assembling the electrical equipment for the masts of the 62 wind turbines, also on the Brest polder.

The wind turbines were manufactured at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy’s complex in Le Havre, Normandy.