Sif to supply foundations for French project

by Tom Russell in Foundations Windfarms 17/12/2019 Sif

Eiffage Métal SAS (Eiffage) has awarded Sif Holding n.v. (Sif) the order for the delivery of 80 monopiles and the primary steel for 80 transition pieces (77 KTon steel) for the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm off the coast of France.

Sif’s scope comprises manufacturing of the monopiles, storage at its Maasvlakte 2 facility and delivery at deep sea quay side in 2020-2021. It is also responsible for the delivery of the primary steel for the transition pieces to Smulders Hoboken.

Fred van Beers; CEO of Sif comments: “The Saint- Nazaire project has been on our radar screen for quite a while. It was already in our orderbook as a project under exclusive negotiations. We are happy and proud that the project kick-off is finally there and we can start production for this milestone project, which will contribute to the ambitious French offshore wind plans. We thank Eiffage for their trust in Sif and look forward to a fruitful continuation of the cooperation with them and their subsidiary Smulders Hoboken."


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 will feature 80 of GE's Haliade 150-6MW wind turbines, each with a 6 MW capacity. The wind farm 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.

Earlier this year Eiffage alongside DEME was awarded a major EPCI contract for 80 foundations at the wind farm in France. The scope includes the design, fabrication and installation of the steel foundations. The consortium contract has a total value of more than EUR 500 million.

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