Saint-Nazaire Nacelles Start Arriving by Sea

The first turbine nacelles for the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm have arrived by sea at the Nantes-Saint-Nazaire Port.

The first GE Haliade 150-6MW nacelles made a short trip from GE Renewable Energy’s nacelle assembly plant in Montoir-de-​Bretagne to the Nantes-Saint-Nazaire Port earlier this week.

GE Ships Out First Saint-Nazaire Nacelles
Source: Nantes-Saint-Nazaire Port

Some of the nacelles for the project reached the wind turbine pre-assembly site at the Nantes-Saint Nazaire Port by road earlier this year.

The first blade sets for the wind farm’s 80 wind turbines arrived at the Nantes-Saint-Nazaire Port at the end of May.

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The 480 MW Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm, also known as Parc du Banc de Guérande, is being developed by Eolien Maritime France (EMF), a consortium of EDF Renouvelables, Enbridge, and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

Once operational in the summer of 2022, Saint-Nazaire will become the first commercial-scale wind farm installed in French waters.

Offshore construction at the site started in April with the installation of the jacket foundation for the offshore substation.

This was quickly followed by the installation of the first monopile wind turbine foundation in early May.

Photo: Nantes-Saint-Nazaire Port