DEME completes Fécamp offshore wind turbines installation

DEME completes Fécamp offshore wind turbines installation

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The installation of all 71 wind turbines at the Fécamp offshore wind farm in France has been wrapped up by DEME and its two jack-up vessels. The company said that Innovation and Sea Challenger made a perfect tandem for the project. 

The company said that the jack-up vessel Innovation kicked off the turbine installation campaign, joined by the Sea Challenger at a later date. Sea Challenger was entrusted with the installation of the blades. The company had previously already completed the seabed preparation for the project, as well as the installation of the offshore substation.

That project was completed by its heavy lift giant Orion after Sea Installer had already carried out the pre-installation of the offshore substation’s foundations.

The Fécamp offshore wind project is being developed by Enbridge and its partner EDF Renouvelables off France’s northwest coast, not far from Dieppe. Once the project’s 71 Siemens Gamesa 7 megawatt (MW) turbines spring fully into action, the project will have a production capacity of 497 MW

With the completion of its task at the Fécamp offshore wind project, jack-up vessel Innovation will now move on to the e Île d’Yeu and Noirmoutier projects. Early last year, DEME secured a contract to transport and install the foundations and the offshore substation for the Yeu and Noirmoutier islands’ offshore wind farm being developed by Éoliennes en Mer des Îles d’Yeu et de Noirmoutier (EMYN), a consortium including Ocean Winds (an ENGIE and EDPR joint venture), Sumitomo Corporation, La Banque des Territoires and Vendée Energie.

Boskalis’ semi-submersible heavy transport vessel, Black Marlin has loaded the first 11 monopiles for the project at the Dajin Heavy Industry facility in China and has already made its way around Africa.

Author: Adnan Bajic

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