Van Oord Details French Offshore Wind Work

Van Oord Details French Offshore Wind Work

Van Oord is set to start its offshore operations at the French Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm in 2021 with the installation of pin piles.

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The Dutch company will use its installation vessel Aeolus, which will in 2022 be assisted by a second vessel to install the jackets foundations.

In April, Van Oord revealed it had signed a preparatory works agreement with Iberdrola for the installation of 62 jacket foundations at the 496 MW wind farm.

Construction on the subsea drilling template has already started and is scheduled to be delivered in the fourth quarter of the year.

“The Saint-Brieuc project will be our first offshore wind project in France and I’m proud of our involvement. Especially since we are delighted to have the opportunity to work with Iberdrola again,” said Pieter van Oord, CEO Van Oord.

“By taking on this offshore wind project, we are also contributing to the EU-wide renewable energy target of 32% by 2030.”

Saint-Brieuc will comprise 62 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW turbines installed 16km off the coast of Brittany.

The Spanish consortium of Navantia and Windar Renovables will manufacture and deliver the jacket foundations for the project.

The 496 MW offshore wind farm is expected to be fully commissioned in 2023.