Fred. Olsen Windarrier Awarded First WTG Installation Contract in France – Heavy Lift News
26 Apr 2022

Fred. Olsen Windarrier Awarded First WTG Installation Contract in France

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier (FOWIC) has been awarded a contract with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy for the transport and installation of 62 SG 8.0-167 DD wind turbines on the Saint-Brieuc Offshore Wind farm in French waters.

The Saint-Brieuc Offshore Wind farm (496 MW) is located 16 kilometers off the northwest coast of France in Saint-Brieuc Bay in the English Channel and will feature 62 SG 8.0-167 DD machines. The wind farm is developed by Ailes Marines, fully owned by Iberdrola. This is the first large-scale offshore wind farm in Brittany to obtain all the necessary government permits for its construction and operation. Installation will be carried out in 2023. When finished, the Saint-Brieuc wind farm will supply clean energy for 835,000 people.

FOWIC will mobilize one of its special purpose-built jack-up installation vessels during the spring of 2023. This is FOWIC’s first large transportation and installation project in France.

“We have an open line of communication and great relations with Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and have worked with them on quite a few offshore wind power projects over the last years. With their proven track record, experienced people and suitable vessels, we know them to be a reliable and solution-oriented partner”, says Filippo Cimitan, Managing Director of Siemens Gamesa France.

“This is a very exciting project and an important milestone for us. We are pleased to have been picked by Siemens Gamesa as a reliable partner for this new market. The contract will continue to strengthen our relationship with Siemens Gamesa. We also look forward to engaging with local stakeholders and suppliers on the project,” says Petter Faye Søyland, Senior Project Manager, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier.

This contract is included in Fred. Olsen Windcarrier backlog as communicated by end Q4 2021.

Source Fred. Olsen Windcarrier

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