Saint-Brieuc OWF Clears Administrative Hurdles

Image for illustrative purposes. Source: Adwen

Ailes Marines, the developer and future operator of the 496MW offshore wind farm project in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc, France, has received the three administrative authorisations required to construct and operate the wind farm.

The company has now obtained the concession of utilisation of the maritime public domain; the Unique Authorisation for the installations Structures, Works and Activities (AU IOTA); and the work Project Authorisation (APO).

The authorisations were made by the Prefet of the Cotes-d’Armor on 18 April, after an examination phase launched over 18 months ago in October 2015.

This is the first large-scale offshore wind energy project in Brittany, and one of the first in France, to receive all of the authorisations.

Emmanuel Rollin, Ailes Marines Project Director, said: “We are delighted to receive the authorisations, which validates the work undertaken over the past five years by Ailes Marines and its contractors to deliver all of the necessary surveys. These efforts have been rewarded, and we are very proud of that. We warmly thank all the people who supported and who accompanied us in developing this project so far. This is an important day for the project, which leads us in to a new phase of development, and a step further towards the project being delivered.”

Ailes Marines and its stakeholders will now finalise the technical surveys and define the layout of the Operations and Maintenance base. The company will also prepare future environmental monitoring plans and continue with public consultations.

Ailes Marines is a simplified joint stock company (SAS), owned by Iberdola (70%) and Avel Vor (30%), which in turn is controlled by RES (75%) and by Caisses Des Depots (25%).

The EUR 2.5 billion Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm will comprise 62 Adwen 8MW wind turbines.

Ailes Marines has recently deployed two LiDARs at the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm site.

The construction is expected to start in 2018 and the wind farm is scheduled to be operational in 2020.

Share this article

Follow Offshore Wind

Events>

<< Oct 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5

Offshore Vessel Connect Global

The impact of technology innovations; realities, opportunities and challenges in leading markets; adapting to the new oil price reality…

read more >

CWP2017 Conference

CWP Conference includes the policy and market forums, the entrepreneur forums and the technology forums…

read more >

AWEA Offshore WINDPOWER 2017

Since our initial offshore event launch, nearly 9 years ago in 2008, the AWEA Offshore WINDPOWER Conference program has cultivated a dedicated…

read more >

Offshore Wind North East Conference & Exhibition

NOF Energy invites you to attend Offshore Wind North East Conference & Exhibition 2017. In partnership with Energi Coast, North East England…

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreWIND.biz, you’ll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Offshore Wind jobs in Taiwan at New Power Partners

New Power Partners offers global management and support services to the Offshore Wind Industry within development, planning and construction activities ...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreWIND.biz, you’ll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Vessels>