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Saint-Brieuc jacket installation makes progress

2022-8-29 Van Oord

  The installation of the 62 jacket foundations for the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm in France has been making steady progress.

To date, Van Oord has successfully completed the installation of 24 jacket foundations. Meanwhile, Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel Aeolus is continuing with pre-piling works at the remaining foundation locations. Almost half of the wind farm foundation locations have been drilled and equipped with pin piles. The works will be completed in 2023. 

The Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm is being constructed in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc, 16.3 kilometres off the coast of Brittany. It is the first wind farm in France to be equipped with jacket foundations. Once operational, the wind farm will have a total installed capacity of 496 MW, capable of generating enough clean energy for 835,000 people.

“With its rocky seabed, heavy swell and high tides, it’s fair to say that the conditions for building a wind farm off the coast of Saint-Brieuc are challenging. Even so, France wants to generate sustainable energy and offshore wind farms are part of its strategy. We are proud to contribute to the energy transition in France” said Ivar Daemen, Project Director.