France’s first offshore substation prepares for its final voyage – .

France’s first offshore substation prepares for its final voyage – .

The jacket foundation and the upper part of the Saint-Nazaire offshore substation are expected to move from the port of Nantes Saint-Nazaire to the installation site in the coming days.

Port of Saint-Nazaire

The Jacket Foundation will leave the Port of Nantes Saint-Nazaire on Saturday August 14th.

The topside will follow soon and will start on the evening of August 17, the port of Nantes Saint-Nazaire announced.

The four piles that will support the liner foundation were installed on site by DEME Offshore in April.

Saint-Nazaire, also known as the Parc du Banc de Guérande, will include 80 GE Haliade 150-6MW turbines and the offshore substation installed between 12 and 20 kilometers off the Guérande peninsula.

The 480 MW project should be operational in summer 2022 when it becomes the first commercial-sized wind farm installed in French waters.

A consortium made up of Atlantique Offshore Energy, GE Grid Solutions and Société de Dragage International (SDI), a subsidiary of the DEME group, won the EPCI contract for the Saint-Nazaire offshore substation in June 2019.

The wind farm is being developed by Eolien Maritime France (EMF), a consortium of EDF Renouvelables, Enbridge and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.


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