Bouygues Construction, Saipem and Boskalis will supply and install the wind turbine foundations for the Fécamp offshore wind farm under a EUR 552 million contract with the project developer.
The contract value is divided between each of the three contractors according to to their share of work scope: 40.5% for Bouygues Travaux Publics, 40.5% for Saipem, and 19% for Boskalis.
Bouygues, as the consortium leader, and Saipem are in charge of the design, construction and installation of 71 concrete gravity-based foundations (GBS). Boskalis will carry out the design and preparation of the seabed rock foundation prior to GBS installation. The company will also take care of scour protection and ballasting of the foundations after installation.
The foundations, each weighing up to 5,000 tonnes, will be installed at the Fécamp project site off Normandy, in water depths between 25 and 30 meters.
The foundations will be manufactured at the Bougainville yard in the Grand Port Maritime of Le Havre, and will be transported by barge to the offshore wind farm site.
According to a press release from Boskalis, the works will start in the next few days and are expected to be completed by the end of 2022.
The Fécamp offshore wind farm, developed by EDF Renewables, Enbridge and wpd, will feature 71 Siemens Gamesa 7 MW wind turbines.
The wind farm is set to be operational in 2023.