CTV Fecamp LD Tide Siemens Gamesa

Siemens Gamesa Charters LD Tide CTV for French Offshore Wind Project

Siemens Gamesa has selected LD Tide (a joint venture between Louis Dreyfus Armateurs and Tidal Transit) to provide a crew transfer vessel (CTV) that will be used for the operation and maintenance of the 497 MW Fécamp offshore wind farm in France.

CTV Fecamp LD Tide Siemens Gamesa
Louis Dreyfus Armateurs

Following an international call for tenders, Siemens Gamesa picked the joint venture to provide a 24-passenger CTV.

“We are very pleased to start our collaboration with Siemens Gamesa, a market leader in the renewable energy field. This long-term contract is part of our strategy to expand our Offshore Renewables business. We continue to support the development of the French maritime industrial sector dedicated to offshore wind,” said Kamil Beffa, CEO of Louis Dreyfus Armateurs.

The joint venture said the StratCat27 CTV is a 24 pax vessel, upgraded in 2022 to enhance the level of performance, safety, and comfort on board.

The 26.7-metre-long CTV will be manned by a French crew.


The 497 MW Fécamp offshore wind farm will comprise 71 Siemens Gamesa 7 MW wind turbines, scheduled to be operational by the end of 2023.

Siemens Gamesa started manufacturing blades and nacelles for the project in 2022 at its facility in Le Havre, with the tower sections being produced in Spain.

The gravity-based foundations and the substation are in place at the project’s construction site some 13-24 kilometres off the coast of Fécamp, while the inter-array cable installation is currently underway.

The project is being jointly developed by Eolien Maritime France (EMF), a joint venture between the French company EDF Renouvelables; EIH S.à.rl, owned by Enbridge Inc. and CPP Investments; and Skyborn Renewables (formerly wpd offshore).


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