Saipem Taps Bladt for Calvados Transition Pieces

Saipem SA has signed a contract with Bladt Industries A/S to deliver transition pieces for the Calvados (Courseulles-sur-Mer) offshore wind farm in France.

Bladt Industries is in charge of the fabrication of 64 transition pieces specially designed for the French wind farm.

The fabrication is planned to start in August this year with loadout planned for late 2022. Each transition piece will have a height of 24 metres and a weight of approximately 500 tons.

Fabrication and loadout of all 64 transition pieces will take place at Bladt Industries’ production facilities in Aalborg, Denmark.

Bladt's facilities in Aalborg
Bladt’s facilities in Aalborg. Source: Bladt Industries

The Calvados offshore wind farm will consist of 64 Siemens Gamesa wind turbines with a total capacity of 450 MW and will be located 16 kilometres off the French coast in water depths ranging from 22 to 31 metres.

The wind farm will produce enough electricity to supply 630,000 people, which is more than 90 per cent of the people who live in the Calvados region.

”We are proud to have been selected for this contract based on our proven track record in this field. We have an experienced and dedicated team ready to produce and deliver these 64 transition pieces for the Calvados offshore wind farm,” said Anders Søe-Jensen, CEO, Bladt Industries.

Earlier this year, Eoliennes Offshore du Calvados (EODC) awarded Italy’s Saipem with an EUR 460 million contract to deliver the wind turbine foundations for the wind farm.

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”The confidence that Saipem has shown us by placing this order is an acknowledgement of our professionalism. We have already established a strong working relationship with Saipem and we look very much forward to participating in the construction of this first large offshore wind farm in France,” said Bo Mørup, CCO at Bladt Industries.

Photo: Bladt's facilities in Aalborg. Source: Bladt Industries