Smulders ships off first Saint-Nazaire transition pieces

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Smulders announced that the first four transition pieces for the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm has departed its yard in Hoboken for Sif in Rotterdam. From there, the TPs and monopiles will be shipped by the HLV Svenja to La Rochelle in France, where they will be stored.

In total, Eiffage and Smulders will build 80 transition pieces for Saint-Nazaire, the first offshore wind farm in France.

he 480 MW
Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm, owned by EDF Renewables and Enbridge, will be located between 12 km and 20 km off the coast of the Guerande peninsula in western France. Water depths for the installation range between 12 and 25 metres. It will consist of 80 GE Haliade 150-6MW wind turbines.

The wind farm is poised to be the first commercial scale project installed in French waters and is expected to generate enough electricity to supply 20% of the Loire-Atlantique department‘s power.

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