Ailes Marines Completes On-Schedule Turbine Installation at Saint-Brieuc


Ailes Marines, an Iberdrola subsidiary, has announced the on-schedule complete installation of 62 offshore turbines on the Saint-Brieuc wind farm.

Norwegian company Fred Olsen’s Brave Tern jack-up vessel installed the last 8 MW wind turbine at position SB49 on Dec. 17. The ship had made 18 rotations from Le Havre, with components of up to four turbines on board. The turbines, built by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, were installed on their jacket foundation. 

“We are particularly proud of the work carried out by our teams within the schedule initially announced,” says Iberdrola France’s Stéphane Alain Riou. “Iberdrola once again demonstrates its ability to carry out a large-scale project here in Brittany, and at the same time confirms its status as a leader in offshore wind power. Saint-Brieuc is the first French offshore wind farm and the 4th in Europe developed and built by the group.”

The technical commissioning of the wind farm started with the connection of the first wind turbine to the national electricity grid in July, with an expected completion in the first quarter of next year .  

On completion, the wind farm will have an installed capacity of 496 MW, producing approximately 1,820 GWh per year, says the company.

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