Saint-Nazaire steams ahead

In: Windfarms
In the past few weeks, the Saint-Nazaire project reached two important milestones: the finalisation of the financing and the signing of tier one contracts.

The wind farm, despite delays associated with lengthy appeals, is progressing at a steady pace. RTE is currently carrying out civil engineering work for the transmission system, particularly on the beach at Courance.

Chantiers de l'Atlantique has started steel works for the offshore substation and fabrication of components for the 80 GE
Haliade 150-6MW turbines and construction of the operation and maintenance base in La Turballe will start from September 2020. Installation of the foundations and array cables will start in spring 2021.

The foundations will be manufactured and installed by the consortium Eiffage and DEME Offshore, and the array cables will be supplied and installed by Prysmian and Louis Dreyfus Travocean. The project will be the first commercial scale offshore wind farm in France when commissioned in 2022.

The 480 MW Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm will be located between 12 km and 20 km off the coast of the Guerande peninsula in western France. Water depths at the site range between 12 and 25 metres. The project is expected to generate enough electricity to supply 20% of the Loire-Atlantique department‘s power. It being developed by Eolien Maritime France (EMF), a project company co-owned by EDF Energies Nouvelles Group and Enbridge.

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