Published On: Sun, Feb 21st, 2021

Courseulles-sur-Mer Offshore Wind Farm : Saipem wins €460m contract for foundations

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Italian contactor Saipem has secured a €460 million worth contract for the foundations of the 450MW Courseulles-sur-Mer Offshore Wind Farm in Normandy, France from Eoliennes Offshore du Calvados  (EODC).

Subject to a ‘notice to proceed, the contract is also dependent on a positive final investment decision made by EODC.

Under the contract, Saipem will be responsible for the design, construction, and installation of 64 foundations of the Courseulles-sur-Mer Offshore Wind Farm.

The foundations of the Courseulles-sur-Mer project will have large steel monopiles with transition pieces, which will be manufactured in Europe, and will be installed using the Saipem 3000 crane vessel.

The new offshore French wind farm will be built up to 16km off the coast of Calvados region, in water depths of 22-31 meters.

Saipem wins €460m contract for foundations of the Courseulles-sur-Mer Offshore Wind Farm in France

Saipem wins €460m contract for foundations of the Courseulles-sur-Mer Offshore Wind Farm in France. Photo courtesy of Steppinstars from Pixabay.

Stefano Porcari – Chief Operating Officer of Saipem E&C Offshore Division said: “The award of this contract further confirms Saipem’s commitment in the scenario of energy evolution and, in particular, in the construction of offshore green energy hubs. It also recognizes Saipem’s ability to add value in the execution of projects of extraordinary complexity”.

A consortium of EDF Renewables, EIH – a subsidiary of Enbridge, and wpd Offshore France are sponsoring EODC.

Once operational, the Courseulles-sur-Mer Offshore Wind Farm is estimated to meet the power consumption needs of nearly 630,000 homes.

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