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Van Oord Secures French Offshore Wind Project Order

Dutch marine contractor Van Oord will transport and install 62 jacket foundations (steel lattice structure) and foundation piles for the offshore substation of the Saint-Brieuc Bay offshore wind farm project.

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Van Oord will start the offshore operations in 2021 with the installation of the pin piles using its offshore installation vessel Aeolus. The Aeolus will be assisted by a second vessel in 2022 to install jacket foundations that will be manufactured in Fene, Spain and in Brest, France, the company said.

Saint-Brieuc Offshore Wind Farm is being constructed in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc in Brittany, 16.3 kilometres off the French coast. The offshore wind farm will have a a total capacity of 496 MW and produce 1,820 GWh annually. The wind farm will be fully commissioned in 2023.

"Having decided to proceed with the project, Ailes Marines is happy to sign this contract with Van Oord to transport and install the 62 jackets and the offshore substation foundation piles for the Saint-Brieuc project, that will become an important part of France’s energy transition to a green economy. Given the difficult circumstances created by the pandemic crisis, we are contributing to the recovery of industrial activity in France and the rest of Europe," Javier Garcia Perez, President of Ailes Marines and International Offshore Business Director, said. His company is in charge of development, construction, installation and operation of the offshore wind farm in the bay of Saint-Brieuc.

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