FOWIC nets St. Brieuc transport and installation job
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier (FOWIC) has been contracted by Siemens Gamesa to transport and install a total of 62 wind turbines on the St. Brieuc Offshore Wind farm in French waters. The units being installed are Siemens Gamesa’s SG 8.0-167 DD wind turbines.
FOWIC said one of its special purpose-built jack-up installation vessels will be mobilised during spring of 2023 to complete the job that is the company’s first such large job 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.
St. Brieuc Offshore Wind farm
The St. Brieuc Offshore Wind farm (496 MW) is located 16 kilometres 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 St. Brieuc wind farm will supply clean energy for 835,000 people.