Ailes Marines, the Iberdrola-led company responsible for development, construction, installation and operation of the Saint-Brieuc offshore windfarm, has awarded a joint venture between Iemants (a subsidiary of Smulders) and Engie Solutions a contract to build the offshore substation for the project
The windfarm, located 16.3 km off the French coast, is the first large-scale offshore windfarm in Brittany and one of the first in France to obtain all the necessary government permits for construction and operation. It will have a capacity of 496 MW.
The joint venture will be responsible for the engineering, construction, installation, connection and testing of the offshore substation, which will consists of a 63-m high jacket weighing 1,630 tonnes and a topside weighing approximately 3,400 tonnes.
Iemants will be responsible for engineering and construction of the steel structures for the topside and jacket. All work will be undertaken at Smulders’ production facilities in Belgium and Poland.
The topside will be transferred to Engie Solutions’ yard in Hoboken for final assembly. Assembly work for the jacket will take place at the company’s yard in Vlissingen, the Netherlands.
Engie Solutions in Belgium is responsible for the engineering, procurement, integration, construction and testing of all of the electrical equipment and the auxiliary systems for the jacket and topside.
Engineering, procurement, construction, integration and onshore testing for the topside systems will take place at Hoboken.
Engineering and construction work has started on the topside and jacket. Sail away of both is scheduled for Q2 2022.