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Acteon, a marine energy and infrastructure services company, has secured an integrated project with Saipem for casing installation and drilling support on the Calvados offshore wind farm (Courseulles-sur-Mer).
 
The contract was signed by LDD, a product and service line brand in the Acteon foundations and cables segment, and will be managed by the Acteon integrated solutions (AIS) team. The project scope for Acteon includes creating 64 open-hole sockets for casing installation; providing a bespoke drilling system to suit the socket specifications; and providing a drilling leader tower to support drilling activities and casing installation. Acteon will also supply ancillary items including a spoil handling system, a soil swivel, sonar surveys, a casing handling system, a carriage guide assembly and a drill bit jetting system. The equipment spreads will be optimised to suit the client-supplied vessel. AIS will be responsible for the project management. Project delivery will be supported by Acteon’s strategic business segments and product and service line brands 2H, Claxton, LDD and UTEC. The engineering and tooling phase has commenced; offshore operations are scheduled to start on Q1 2022. The Calvados development is a 450MW offshore wind farm under construction near Caen, France, and is being developed by Éolien Maritime France.
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