A consortium led by Atos has secured a contract to implement mission-critical communication solutions for the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind project in France.
Atos will implement a full operational marine coordination center located in Pleudaniel, Brittany, to coordinate, monitor and document all traffic in and around the project construction area.
The center will enable Ailes Marines teams to register and track vessels and their crew in real-time for on-site security, to ensure the safety of the offshore operations, or to plan and monitor offshore activities according to the weather forecast.
For this coordination center, Atos will work in partnership with SeaRenergy, which will provide marine management personnel.
A unified critical voice communication platform will also be set up, allowing helicopters, vessels, and operational teams to communicate between them or with the coordination center.
Both systems will remain operational after the construction stage and will support Ailes Marines throughout the exploitation phase.
The subsidiary of Iberdrola is developing the Saint-Brieuc wind farm in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc some 16km offshore.
The 496 MW project will comprise 62 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW turbines. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2021, with commissioning planned for 2023.