Published: 06 May 2020 06 May 2020
Ailes Marines, in charge of the development, construction, installation and operation of the offshore wind farm in the bay of Saint-Brieuc, has selected Van Oord to transport and install the 62 jacket foundations (steel lattice structure) and the foundation piles for the offshore substation.
Van Oord will start the offshore operations in 2021 with the installation of the pin piles using its offshore installation vessel Aeolus. The Aeolus will be assisted by a second vessel in 2022 to install jackets foundations that will be manufactured in Fene, Spain and in Brest, France. Van Oord has been awarded an Early Works Contract as per December 2019 in order to expedite the design and engineering. Construction on the subsea drilling template has already started and is scheduled to be delivered Q4 2020. Saint-Brieuc Offshore Wind Farm is being constructed in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc in Brittany, 16.3 kilometres off the French coast. When finished the wind farm will have a total capacity of 496 MW. The installation works will last several months and will continue until 2022. The wind farm will be fully commissioned in 2023.