French civil engineering company Eiffage SA (EPA:FGR), in a consortium with Engie Solutions, has been awarded a contract to build the offshore substation for the 496-MW Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm project off the coast of France.
The consortium is tasked with building all structural elements of the substation, except electrical equipment.
Eiffage, through Eiffage Metal, will take care of the engineering and construction of the steel structures for the jacket and topside. Engie Solutions, the specialist services provider of French energy group Engie SA (EPA:ENGI), will be in charge of the engineering, procurement, integration, construction and testing for the jacket and topside, the partners said in a joint statement.
The contract was awarded by Ailes Marines, a company fully owned by Spanish utility group Iberdrola SA (BME: IBE). Iberdrola is investing EUR 2.4 billion (USD 2.83bn) in the Saint-Brieuc project.
Eiffage and Engie Solutions join a long list of Saint-Brieuc contractors that is almost complete, with only contract for the electrical equipment left to be awarded, the utility said separately.
The Saint-Brieuc wind farm will be located 16.3 kilometres (10.1 miles) off the coast of Brittany. Its commissioning is planned for 2023.
(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.18)
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