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
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
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
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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