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Atlantique Offshore Energy and its consortium partners GE Grid Solutions and Société de Dragage International (SDI), part of the DEME Group, have won a contract to design, manufacture, and install the electrical offshore substation for the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm. The contract was awarded by Eolien Maritime France (EMF), a consortium between EDF Renouvelables and Enbridge, […]
France's minister for ecological transition, François de Rugy, will launch the 480MW Saint-Nazaire offshore wind project in Saint-Nazaire on Friday, 14 June. Minister de Rugy will launch the project at GE's Montoir de Bretagne factory accompanied by Jean-Bernard Levy, CEO of EDF Group, and Hugh Bailey, General Manager of GE France. As reported last week, the Conseil […]
A consortium of Louis Dreyfus TravOcean and Prysmian has officially secured a contract for the supply and installation of inter-array cables at the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm in France.
EDF Energies Nouvelles (EN) has completed the layout of the operations and maintenance (O&M) base for its Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm in France, and has hired a local architectural firm to design the O&M building to be built in La Turballe, with a focus on landscape and environment.
Fugro has completed a geotechnical survey campaign at the 480MW Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm in France.
Natural Power and SeaRoc Group have completed a report to assist the Nantes Saint-Nazaire Port in France in preparations to accommodate the delivery of offshore winds farms.
On 25 October, French Council of State rejected the motion put in place by three organisations against the authorisation of construction of the 480MW Parc du Banc de Guérande wind project under the French Water Act.
Representatives from the Nantes – Saint-Nazaire Port have used the International Week of Transport and Logistics to provide an update on the expansion project which is expected to turn the port into a link between factories in the region and future offshore wind farms. At this event, Jean-Pierre Chalus, CEO of Nantes – Saint-Nazaire Port, made a presentation […]
France's Loire-Atlantique prefecture has granted approval for the construction of the 480MW Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm. The approval allows for the official start of the construction phase, and establishes the conditions for the installation and operation of the offshore wind farm which is being jointly developed by EDF-EN, Dong Energy, the Lorient-based Nass & Wind Offshore, and GE. The wind farm will […]
Alstom continues spurring the job market in the Pays de la Loire Region, especially in the Saint Nazaire area. The Group is currently hiring people in the area, mostly operators, to work in the offshore wind turbine plant which was inaugurated in December 2014. Launched in the summer, the campaign will stretch until December 2015. […]
Groupement solidaire Artelia has been awarded project management contract at Saint-Nazaire by Grand Port Maritime (GPM) de Nantes. The Saint-Nazaire Port Authority's contract is aiming to ensure the design and undertaking of work regarding an industrial project creating a platform for a future home for the logistics hub at Saint-Nazaire for storage, assembly and boarding […]
In December, Alstom inaugurated its plants in Saint-Nazaire, dedicated to assembling nacelles and producing generators for the Haliade™ 150-6MW offshore wind turbine. The construction of two plants, located in the port of Saint-Nazaire, commenced in 2013. The video below introduces the only offshore wind plants in France made of timelapse images and drone footage. Offshore […]
Today, Alstom is inaugurating its plants in Saint-Nazaire, dedicated to assembling nacelles and producing generators for the Haliade™ 150-6MW offshore wind turbine. Under construction since 2013, the two plants, located in the port of Saint-Nazaire, France, are being inaugurated today (December 2). The plants, now in the phase of HEQ (High Environmental Quality) certification and design, […]
On 2 December, Alstom will inaugurate its plants in Saint-Nazaire, dedicated to assembling nacelles and producing generators for the Haliade™ 150-6MW offshore wind turbine. The plants, now in the phase of HEQ (High Environmental Quality) certification and design, are expected to be the first in France to obtain the label guaranteeing optimal working conditions for […]
Alstom moved during the summer 150 tons of equipment and partly-assembled machines to the new plants located at the port of Saint-Nazaire. Special logistics therefore had to be set up for this operation in order to move that equipment designed by Alstom that exists nowhere else in the world. Currently under production, the wind turbines […]
Alstom CEO, Patrick Kron, and Alstom Renewable Power President, Jérôme Pécresse, accompanied Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, in Saint-Nazaire, when he officially launched construction works of Alstom’s first two offshore wind turbine factories on Monday 21 January. The exclusive supplier to the consortium headed by EDF EN within the framework of France’s first call for tenders […]
Alstom has confirmed the industrial plan developed for the consortium led by EDF Energies Nouvelles, which has won 3 projects in the tender launched by the French government to install offshore wind turbines generating 3 GW of wind power off the coast of France. With its Haliade 150, Alstom is the exclusive supplier to the […]
The four tower sections that will be part of GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW wind turbine prototype have arrived in Rotterdam. The four segments left GRI’s site in Seville, Spain, earlier this month. After unloading the tower segments, a series of pre-assembly works will take place, including the installation of some tower segments, GE Renewable Energy said. The […]
France will launch a new offshore wind tender off Oléron in response to the announced increase in offshore wind targets, François de Rugy, France's minister for ecological transition, said. The new project will have the capacity of between 500MW and 1,000MW, de Rugy said at the launch of the 480MW Saint-Nazaire offshore wind project. No timeline was […]
France has selected the consortium of EDF Renouvelables, innogy and Enbridge to construct and develop the Dunkirk offshore wind project. The tariff proposed by the consortium ''was significantly lower than EUR 50/MWh'', François de Rugy, said during the launch of the 480MW Saint-Nazaire offshore wind project in Saint-Nazaire. The strike price for this tender was initially expected […]
Spanish turbine tower manufacturer GRI has shipped out the four tower sections that will be part of GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW prototype to be installed later this summer in Maasvlakte-Rotterdam. The four segments at GRI’s site in Seville will be arriving in the Netherlands before the end of the month, GE Renewable Energy said. Upon arrival […]
The Conseil d’Etat, France’s supreme administrative court, has dismissed the appeal against the operating permit for the 480MW Saint-Nazaire offshore wind project. All the administrative permits required for the construction and operational phases of the project are now secured, the project developers said. EDF Renewables, a subsidiary of the EDF Group, and Enbridge, a North […]
LM Wind Power has produced the first blade for GE’s Haliade-X 12MW offshore wind turbine at its factory in Cherbourg, France. According to LM Wind Power, the 107m long blade, the world's largest, has completed the molding process. The LM 107.0 P will now proceed with post-molding finishing touches, before undergoing testing and validation to demonstrate its ability […]
GE Renewable Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding with Eolien Maritime France (EMF) to provide and service Haliade 150-6MW turbines to the first French EMF offshore wind farm to be cleared of any legal recourse. This memorandum of understanding terminates GE's exclusive supplier status on the two other projects carried out by EMF for […]
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and Eolien Maritime France (EMF) have signed a framework agreement with the objective of supplying and servicing offshore wind turbines with a capacity of approximately 1,000MW for two of EMF’s three French offshore wind projects currently under development. Both projects are expected to use SWT-7.0-154 DD offshore wind turbines and are […]