First Saint-Brieuc jackets loaded at Navantia yard in Spain
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First Saint-Brieuc jackets loaded at Navantia yard in Spain

Ailes Marines and Navantia Seaenergies have loaded the first four jackets foundations destined for the offshore wind farm in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc. The jackets will support the 62 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW wind turbines (SG 8.0-167 DD).

This has been regarded as the final step in a pioneering project for the Navantia Windar consortium, which has mobilised its teams at the Brest site in France and Fene in Spain.

This boarding operation at Navantia Seanergies’s site in Fene (Galicia-Spain) is taking place over four days.
The jackets foundations of 1150 tons and a height of 75 metres composed of three feet of 25 meters on each side are being installed on the barge Sarens Caroline mobilised by the company Van Oord who will proceed to their installation on the site. Two barges will be mobilised by Van Oord, each carrying four jackets.

First Saint-Brieuc jackets loaded at Navantia yard in Spain
Photo source: Ailes Marines

The first jackets foundations should be installed during the summer on the park of Saint-Brieuc. About ten ships will be mobilised, including the Seven Borealis and the North Sea Shipping, which will lift the foundations and anchor them to their three piles.

The components of the 62 jacket foundations were built and assembled on the Brest polder by Navantia Windar and in Fené, Spain.

The Saint-Brieuc wind farm, which is scheduled to be commissioned in 2023, will be composed of 62 wind turbines, for a total capacity of 496 Megawatts. The turbines will be spread over an area of 75 square kilometres, with the nearest wind turbine located 16.3 km from the Breton coast.

Author: Adnan Bajic

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