First French Saint-Brieuc Foundation Parts Arrive in Spain

The first batch of foundation components for the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind project has arrived from France to Navantia’s Fene shipyard in Spain for final assembly.

The vessel BBC Belem left the port of Brest, France, on 2 April carrying the components for two jacket foundations set to be installed at the French 496 MW project.

This first batch consists of 30 components, with a total weight of 1,300 tons, manufactured by Navantia, its collaborating companies and local Breton companies.

Sixteen more shipments will be carried out in the next 15 months.

The Navantia-Windar consortium is in charge of manufacturing and assembling 62 jacket foundations and accompanying pin-piles which will support Saint-Brieuc’s Siemens Gamesa 8 MW turbines.

Project owner Iberdrola awarded the contract to the compatriot consortium through Ailes Marines, the developer of the 496 MW wind farm.

Construction at the site some 16 km off Brittany is expected to start this year, with full commissioning scheduled for 2023.

Photo: Navantia