Eiffage, DEME win foundations contract for 480-MW French offshore wind farm

Offshore wind turbines. Source: LICengineering (www.liceng.dk).

August 28 (Renewables Now) - France’s Eiffage SA (EPA:FGR) and Belgium-based group DEME have jointly won a EUR-500-million-plus (USD 554m) contract to deliver the monopile foundations for the 480-MW Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm in French waters.

The joint venture between Eiffage Metal, part of the French construction and concessions company, and marine engineering group DEME will design, manufacture and install 80 steel monopile foundations for what will be France’s first offshore wind park.

The project is being developed by EDF Renouvelables and Canada’s Enbridge Inc (TSE:ENB) and will be implemented between 12 and 20 km off the Guerande peninsula in western France.

Eiffage said in a statement that the design stage of the project is already under way and that factory production is planned to start next spring. The first foundations will be installed on a rocky seabed a year later, while completion of the project is scheduled for the summer of 2022.

(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.109)

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