RES scores French offshore substation O&M contract

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 01/12/2022 RES

RES announced the signing of its first offshore maintenance contract in France with Ailes Marines (a subsidiary of Iberdrola) for the maintenance and upkeep of the
Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm's offshore substation.

The French teams of RES, supported by those of VALEMO, will conduct preventive and corrective maintenance on the equipment and structure of the offshore substation.

Over the past couple of years, RES and VALEMO have been identifying local contractors with the support of Bretagne Ocean Power, in order to include local company in the offshore project.

Martin Lemaistre, managing director: "It’s an honour to be supporting Ailes Marines and the emerging offshore market in France. The signing of this contract marks the first step in the deployment of RES' offshore activities in France."


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 207m 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.

Earlier today (1 December 2022) it was revealed the installation of foundations for the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm has been put on pause as the 2022 construction campaign has come to an end. The installation vessel will return to the work area during the first quarter of 2023.

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