- Published: 23 September 2021 23 September 2021
GE Renewable Energy and Acta Marine have announced the signature of a supply contract for the chartering of a Service Operation Vessel (SOV) for the commissioning activities of 80 Haliade 150-6MW turbines at the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm.
The vessel, Acta Auriga, is owned and operated by the Dutch shipping company Acta Marine, and will start operating on behalf of GE Renewable Energy in the second quarter of 2022, when the offshore wind turbine installation is set to begin. Departing from the Port of Saint-Nazaire, the vessel will assist in the mechanical completion and commissioning of the 80 Haliade 150-6MW offshore wind turbines located approximatively 12km off the coast. Acta
Auriga will also provide safe accommodation and transportation for the project personnel and will have the capacity to transport goods that are needed offshore.
The Saint-Nazaire offshore windfarm, located off the coast of Saint-Nazaire (FR), is managed by a consortium between EDF Renewables and Enbridge, and will be the first commercial wind farm in France. Commissioning is due to be completed by the end of 2022.