Manora Logistics delivers Calvados wind farm topside
Manora Logistics has continued its support of the Calvados offshore wind farm, also known as Courseulles-sur-Mer, with the latest job being the transport of the topside from Saint-Nazaire to Cherbourg, where it will be moored temporarily.
The company, and its partners have already handled the transport for three consecutive major French offshore wind projects, both for topside and topside foundations, namely, Saint-Nazaire, Fécamp and now the Courseulles OWF, the company said.
Manora Logistics also said that the latest delivery marks its 20th offshore topside transport. The company will later bring the Calvados topside along the HLV Gulliver for offshore installation. In the meantime, Manora will support the offshore jacket installation.
Busy times for Gulliver
Scaldis’ HLV Gulliver has been kept busy recently in Rotterdam where it lifted the new 1,600-ton Huisman leg encircling crane for DEME’s jack-up vessel, Sea Installer.
In the first phase, the crane was picked up at Huisman yard in Schiedam and put on a barge for further transport to the Maasvlakte. The second phase comprised the lift and installation on Sea Installer’s new pedestal.
The 448 MW Calvados offshore wind project is comprised of 64 wind turbines located more than 10 kilometres from the Bessin coastline and occupies a total surface area of approximately 45k square kilometres. Upon its commissioning, scheduled in 2024, it will generate 450 MW, the equivalent of the annual electricity consumption of 630,000 people, or over 90 percent of the Calvados French department’s population.
The project is being developed by Éolien Maritime France, a joint venture between EDF Renewables and Enbridge.