Saint-Brieuc jackets arrive at Navantia's Fene shipyard

In: Windfarms
Navantia's Fene shipyard has received the first batch of components of two jacket foundations manufactured in the port of Brest for the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm. The components have arrived for final assembly works before being shipped for installation at the French project.

The ship left the port of Brest on April 2 with this first batch, which will be followed by 16 more shipments in the next 15 months. The shipment consists of 30 components, with a total weight of 1,300 tons, which have been manufactured by local Breton companies and by the Navantia teams and their collaborating companies.

According to the contract signed in 2020 between the Ailes Marines consortium and Navantia-Windar, 30,000 tons of steel will be welded at the Brest port facilities to manufacture various components, generating about 250 local jobs.

Navantia's portico provide a space for the final assembly of the 62 wind turbines jackets that the Saint Briec park will have from 2023.

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 in 2023, 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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