Ailes Marines has announced that the 62 wind turbine towers for its Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm will be assembled in the port of Brest’s new polder. This industrial plan will see the creation of new production capacity and at least 35 new jobs during the project’s construction period.
The jobs include mechanical assemblers, welders, industrial electricians and logistics experts. The recruitment process should start in mid-2022 while assembling the three sections of all 62 wind turbines will take approximately 8 months. French company Fouré Lagadec, provinding industrial maintenance for the energy sector, and Spanish company Haizea Wind, manufacturer of wind turbine towers and offshore foundations, have been selected by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy to put together the tower sections. The industrial programme proposed by the partnering companies includes the creation of new industrial capacity funded with €11.8 million from Ailes Marines. Construction of the new assembly plant is expected to start in early 2022 with commissioning scheduled for late 2022.
The assembly of the 62 structures in Brest is part of the industrial plan designed by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy to supply the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind project and it includes a tower manufacturing facility at the port of Le Havre, which is creating 750 jobs.