EDS wins contract for French offshore wind farm

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 28/09/2021 EDS
EDS, part of James Fisher Renewables, has been awarded a substantial contract to deliver the high voltage safety management commissioning phase at the Saint-Brieuc Offshore Wind Farm in Brittany, northern France.
 
EDS will be responsible for managing all aspects of high voltage safety throughout construction of the wind farm, including overseeing electrical safety for all contractors visiting the site.
  
In addition to EDS’s own team, local personnel will be brought in to assist with the control function on the project, generating jobs for the local economy and developing local content.
  
Wayne Mulhall, Managing Director at EDS HV, said: “We are delighted to be using our extensive experience of managing high voltage systems to assist Ailes Marines - Iberdrola during this critical phase of the development of Saint-Brieuc Offshore Wind Farm, having previously worked with them on the development of East Anglia ONE Offshore Wind Farm in the North Sea.
 
"Safety management at offshore wind farms is critical and our expertise in this area will ensure all contractors on site receive the high-voltage safety training necessary for the project to run safely and efficiently.”


The 496 MW
Saint-Brieuc wind farm, 16 km off the French coast, will feature 62 Siemens Gamesa SG 8.0-167 DD turbines, standing at 207 metres high. It is being developed by Ailes Marines, subsidiary of Spanish energy giant Iberdrola. Covering an area of 75km2 the project will be the first large-scale offshore wind farm in Brittany and, when operational it will be capable of generating 1,820 GWh/year of electricity, expected to meet the demands of  835,000 people.


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