Fagioli to provide marshalling yard services for Calvados offshore wind farm
Italian contractor Saipem has turned to Fagioli for marshalling yard services for the Calvados Offshore wind farm. Fagioli said that the project is due to be executed by Fagioli between 2023 and 2024.
According to Fagioli, the project comprises several activities at the BOW Terminal in Vlissingen. The operations include the heavy lifting, relocation, heavy transport and storage activities at marshalling yard.
Fagioli, with its wide range of heavy transport and lifting equipment, will be in charge for the offloading operations in 2023 and the loading activity in 2024 from/to client vessels of 64 offshore wind farm foundations composed of 64 monopiles, weighing up to 1,000 ton, and transition pieces up to 600 ton. Fagioli is providing Saipem a marshalling yard of more than 120,000 square metres of quay and storage area, rented for the purpose.
Saipem has been awarded a contract by Eoliennes Offshore du Calvados SAS (EODC) for the Courseulles-sur-Mer offshore wind farm in Normandy, France, in 2021. At the time, Saipem said the contract is valued at €460 million.
The Courseulles-sur-Mer offshore wind farm zone is located up to 16 km off the coast of Calvados region, in water depths ranging from 22 to 31 metres. The foundations consisting of large steel monopiles with transition pieces will installed by the crane vessel Saipem 3000.
The Calvados offshore wind farm is the second offshore wind farm under construction in Normandy, and one of the first four in France. It consists of 64 offshore wind turbines with a total capacity of 450 MW.
The wind farm will produce enough electricity to supply 630,000 people, which is more than 90 per cent of the people who live in Calvados.