Taylor Hopkinson scores French wind farm contract

Taylor Hopkinson (TH) has been awarded a contract to supply freelance on-site commissioning services to the
Fécamp offshore wind farm, located in Seine-Maritime in the Normandy region of northwest France.

Taylor Hopkinson will supply electrical safety personnel throughout the commissioning phase including, but not limited to, SAPs, Control Engineers, SCADA Supervisors and WTG Commissioning Supervisors. The works will commence in December 2021 and will run for two years.

Neil Brown, Head of Offshore Wind Contract at TH, commented: “We have been supporting EDF Renewables’ and its partners offshore wind portfolio in France for over 10 years now so it’s great to be heavily involved in the execution phase of both St Nazaire and Fécamp which will help France achieve its 2030 renewable energy target."

Chris Quinn, Account Manager at TH, said: “We are delighted to be awarded our 2nd commissioning services contract with EDF Renewables’ and its partners in France having successfully provided commissioning resource on St Nazaire over the last 12 months. We are excited to continue our good working relationship with EDF Renewables’ and its partners as the French offshore wind market continues to evolve.”

Fécamp offshore wind farm will be located between 13 and 22 kilometres off the coast of Fécamp in Normandy. The 71 wind turbines will be connected to gravity-based foundations installed on the seabed at depths between 25 and 30 metres. It is expected to produce the equivalent of the domestic electricity consumption of approximately 770,000 people, representing more than 60% of the inhabitants of the Seine-Maritime area. It is being developed by Eolien Maritime France, a joint venture between EDF Renewables, Enbridge Inc., CPP Investments, and wpd.

Onshore construction of the
Fécamp offshore wind farm is progressing with the construction of the gravity foundations on the port of Le Havre. Preparation work for the offshore installations is continuing with a view to starting in the first quarter of 2022.

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