A consortium of Atlantique Offshore Energy, GE Grid Solutions and SDI has been awarded a contract to design, manufacture and install the substations for the Fécamp and Courseulles-sur-Mer offshore windfarms in Normandy, France
The contract was awarded by Eoliennes Offshore des Hautes Falaises et Eoliennes Offshore du Calvados, which is owned by EDF Renouvelables, Enbridge and wpd offshore.
The substations for Fécamp and Courseulles-sur-Mer, which will have a capacity of around 500 MW each, should be delivered at the end of 2022 and in 2023, respectively.
The same consortium is also responsible for the substations for the Saint-Nazaire offshore windfarm and recently began constructing this unit, with the first steel being cut at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard.
Ordered in August 2019 by Parc du Banc de Guérande, which is jointly owned by EDF Renouvelables and Enbridge, the substation will leave the shipyard in mid-2021, and is due to be connected in 2022.
More than 400 people will be employed on the three projects in the Saint-Nazaire area over the period of execution.