Sif Receives Order for Saint-Nazaire Offshore Wind Project

Sif Holding has received an order from Eiffage Métal to deliver 80 monopiles and the primary steel for 80 transition pieces for the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind project in France.


Sif will manufacture the monopiles and store them at its MV2 facility, as well as deliver the primary steel for the transition pieces to Smulders Hoboken.

The Dutch company plans to deliver the 77KTon of steel in 2020-2021.

“The Saint- Nazaire project has been on our radar screen for quite a while. It was already in our orderbook as a project under exclusive negotiations,” said Fred van Beers, CEO of Sif.

“We are happy and proud that the project kick-off is finally there and we can start production for this milestone project, which will contribute to the ambitious French offshore wind plans. We thank Eiffage for their trust in Sif and look forward to a fruitful continuation of the cooperation with them and their subsidiary Smulders Hoboken.”

The consortium including DEME and Eiffage Métal won an engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) contract for the project’s 80 foundations in August.

The Saint-Nazaire project is being developed by Eolien Maritime France (EMF), a consortium of EDF Renouvelables and Enbridge, some 12km off the coast of Loire-Atlantique.

The 480MW wind farm will feature 80 GE Haliade 150-6MW turbines scheduled to be operational in 2022.