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
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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