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  • 10 May 2021
    Wind Farm Update

    The first monopile foundation has been installed at the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm in France, which is also the first installed turbine foundation for a commercial offshore wind farm in French waters. DEME is using its installation vessel Innovation to install 80 wind turbine foundations at the project site located between 12 and 20 kilometres […]

  • 22 September 2015
    Training & Education

    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. […]

  • 10 January 2018
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Rentel NV will start the transport of the offshore transformer substation topside built for the 309MW Rentel offshore wind farm from the assembly yard in Saint-Nazaire, France to the installation site in the Belgian North Sea on 12 January.

  • 8 September 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    The 2MW Floatgen floating wind turbine project has reached another milestone with the installation of the transition piece onto the recently completed concrete floating wind foundation in the Port of Saint-Nazaire, France.

  • 5 April 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    The first out of the total of 66 GE Haliade 6MW nacelles for the Merkur offshore wind farm has recently left the manufacturer’s assembly line in France, GE Renewable Energy reported on 5 April.

  • 4 September 2018
    Contracts & Tenders

    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.

  • 20 March 2012

    On 19 March, Alstom inaugurated the largest offshore wind turbine in the world, at Carnet in the Loire-Atlantique. The ceremony was attended by Eric Besson, Minister of Industry, Energy and the Digital Economy, and Patrick Kron, Chairman and CEO of Alstom. The 6 MW Haliade 150 wind turbine has been developed in response to a […]

  • 12 February 2016

    Eolien Maritime France, a subsidiary of EDF EN France and DONG Energy, is looking for Marine Warranty Surveyor service providers for three French offshore wind farms. The three wind farms are planned to be installed off Fécamp, Courseulles-sur-mer and Saint-Nazaire. Marine Warranty Surveyor services to be provided for the wind farms will cover all offshore activities […]

  • 3 September 2014

    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 […]

  • 31 October 2017
    Authorities, Environment, Wind Farm Update

    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.

  • 22 March 2017
    Contracts & Tenders

    The concessions for the occupation of public maritime areas for the three wind farms developed by EDF EN in France are in the process of being signed, according to the French government.

  • 15 February 2021
    Wind Farm Update

    Smulders has loaded out and shipped off the first four transition pieces built for the Saint-Nazaire wind farm at its fabrication yard in Hoboken, Belgium. The transition pieces are headed to Maasvlakte at the Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, where later this week they will be transferred onto SAL’s HLV Svenja, for transport to France. […]

  • 22 October 2021
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    The operations and maintenance (O&M) base for the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm was inaugurated today (22 October) in La Turballe. The facility, which has 1,250 square metres, including 751 square metres of warehouse, was designed to be functional, innovative, and to have a lower carbon footprint, according to EDR Renewables, which owns the Saint-Nazaire offshore […]

  • 28 January 2013

    Last week, Alstom launched construction works of its first two offshore wind turbine factories in Saint-Nazaire, France. The plants will be entirely devoted to assembling nacelles and manufacturing generators for the 6 MW Haliade 150 offshore wind turbine. Check out the artist impression of the plants in this video: [mappress] Offshore WIND Staff, January 28, […]

  • 3 May 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    DEME Offshore has been awarded three contracts that the company defines as having a total value of more than EUR 300 million for the Dieppe Le Tréport offshore wind farm in France. The contract includes the transport and installation of the pin piles and jackets forming the foundations for the wind turbines, as well as […]

  • 11 April 2012

    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 […]

  • 19 August 2021
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    DEME has installed the first offshore substation (OSS) in France at the Saint-Nazaire wind farm off the Guérande peninsula. Weighing 2,100 tons, the OSS topside was installed at the site on August 18. The substation’s jacket foundation was installed earlier this week. The electrical substation was constructed by a consortium including Atlantique Offshore Energy, the […]

  • 25 November 2014

    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 […]

  • 19 August 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Pipeshield International, part of Tekmar Group, has completed the delivery of concrete mattresses to the EPCI joint venture of Eiffage Métal and DEME for the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind project in France. Pipeshield completed the engineering, manufacturing, and delivery of 77 concrete mattresses of varying specifications for the 480 MW project, the first commercial-scale wind farm […]

  • 28 December 2015
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    With 2016 fast approaching, Offshore WIND staff have today compiled a list of the five most popular videos in 2015. Take a look of what was watched the most in the year coming to an end. Behind the Offshore Wind Maintenance Scene During high waves, storm and hail, André Carstens goes out to sea to maintain […]

  • 24 October 2017

    GE Renewable Energy has published a photo showing its Haliade 150-6MW nacelles for the 396MW Merkur offshore wind farm being assembled at the company’s Saint-Nazaire site in France.

  • 11 February 2016
    Business & Finance, Technology

    GE Power Conversion has manufactured the first serial Permanent Magnet Generator (PMG) at GE Renewable’s offshore wind factory in Saint-Nazaire, which is to be installed in the company’s Haliade 150-6MW offshore wind turbine in Denmark. The 6-MW PMG is one of the world’s largest generators ever built. Its direct drive system has no mechanical gearbox coupled to the […]

  • 22 September 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    French grid operator Réseau de Transport d’Electricité (RTE) has awarded TÜV SÜD Group an Owner’s Engineer contract for the offshore export cable installation scope of three new offshore wind farms currently being built off the French Atlantic coast. Under the contract, TÜV SÜD will be responsible for the 480 MW Saint-Nazaire, the 500 MW Fécamp, and the […]

  • 11 June 2021
    Technology, Wind Farm Update

    DEME has installed the first drilled XL monopile at the Saint-Nazaire wind farm offshore France. This is the first time this technique has been used to install an XL monopile on an offshore wind farm. Although the first monopile foundations had to be conventionally driven, 73 of the wind farm’s 80 XL monopile foundations have […]

  • 31 May 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    DEME Offshore, using its installation vessel Innovation has now installed all 80 foundations at the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm in France, the industry’s first project to employ drilling to install XL monopiles. Eolien Maritime France (EMF), the consortium that owns the wind farm, awarded an EPCI contract for the 80 foundations to DEME Offshore and Eiffage […]

  • 11 September 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Sodraco International SAS, a French subsidiary of Jan De Nul Group, has signed a contract to transport and install 80 offshore wind turbines on the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm. This is the first offshore wind contract in France for Jan De Nul. It was awarded by Parc du Banc de Guérande, a joint venture between the French […]