EDF Renewables, Enbridge and wpd have launched the Fécamp offshore wind farm project having finalised financing agreements.
The 500 MW Fécamp project will comprise 71 wind turbines located between 13-22km from the coast of northwest France. Commissioning is scheduled for 2023.
The consortium has sealed equipment supply contracts with top-tier suppliers, including:
– Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) for the 71 wind turbines;
– Bouygues Construction, plus Saipem and Boskalis, for the foundations;
– Chantiers de l’Atlantique, plus GE Grid Solutions and SDI, for the offshore substation.
RTE, responsible for connecting the wind farm from the substation to the coast and then on to Normandy’s electricity grid, will start onshore works during June.
SGRE will build the turbines at its plant in Le Havre. The manufacturing of the gravitational foundations will start this summer at the Grand Port Maritime site. The turbines will be assembled at the port of Cherbourg.
SGRE has also received the firm order from Ailes Marines, an affiliate of Iberdrola, to supply and build the 496 MW Bay of Saint Brieuc offshore wind power plant.
62 SG 8.0-167 DD offshore turbines will be used and the firm order also includes a ten-year maintenance agreement. Nacelles and blades will be manufactured at Le Havre.
The article was first published in the March 31 edition of Capital Projects and Contracts. to learn more about a subscription, click here.