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Saint-Nazaire produces power, a first in France

4C Offshore | James Bernthal-Hooker
By: James Bernthal-Hooker 13/06/2022 RTE

The 480 MW Saint Nazaire offshore wind farm off the coast of France has delivered first power. It has become the first commercial-scale project to deliver offshore wind power in French waters. The generation took place last week at the site off Guérande, where 27 of the planned 80 turbines have been installed.

Development partners EDF Renewables, Enbridge, and CPP began installing turbines in April this year, and plan to have completed the work by the end of 2022. Jan De Nul Group is responsible for the transport and installation of all wind turbines generators. The foundation scope was executed by DEME Offshore and Eiffage. French transmission system operator RTE is responsible for bringing the wind farm’s power to the grid.

The wind farm will feature GE Haliade 150-6MW turbines. Each of the 80 turbines is said to be able to power the equivalent of 5,000 homes. The project is expected to generate the equivalent of 20% of the Loire-Atlantique’s electricity consumption.

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