North Sea, France
The first offshore wind farm in France will soon be a reality. More specifically, in Saint-Nazaire, 12 to 15 km off the coast of the French peninsula of Guérande in the Atlantic Ocean. It will produce 480 MW of wind power, which is 20% of the electricity needs of the Loire-Atlantique department. We are particularly proud to contribute not only to this pioneering project in French waters, owned by EDF Renewables and Enbridge, but also to the country's ambitious energy transition.
The contract to build 80 transition pieces was awarded to the Eiffage consortium (engineering, production) and DEME (installation). And this for 'the full package' of the EPCI contract: engineering, procurement, construction & installation.
Spomasz in Poland produces the secondary steel for the TPs, our subcontractor Sif Group and specialist in primary steel is responsible for the construction of the MPs and the primary steel of the TPs. At Smulders Projects in Hoboken, the TP is then further finished: including welding, internal platform assembly, treatments, painting and electrical equipment.
Smulders is manufacturing the 2,000th TP! And it is one of the TPs for Saint-Nazaire. This makes the project extra special, and the vibes twice as positive – despite corona times.