The offshore services provider Jan De Nul Group’s French subsidiary Sodraco International SAS, based in Luxembourg, was selected by Parc du Banc de Guérande to provide transportation and installation of 80 turbines at the 480 MW Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm.

The Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm will be located in the northern part of the Bay of Biscay 12-20 km off the coast of the Guerande peninsula in western France. It is to consist of 80 GE Energy Haliade 150-6MW turbines mounted on monopile foundations installed in water depths at the site range between 12-25 m. The wind farm is expected to generate enough electricity to supply 20 percent of the Loire-Atlantique department’s power.

“We are excited to contribute to the further development of renewable energy, and offshore wind in particular, in France. Next to that we are looking forward to working again with EDF Renewables and to confirm our skills and competencies by making the installation of the Offshore Wind Turbines in collaboration with GE a great success”, said Philippe Hutse, Offshore Director at Jan De Nul Group.

The turbine installation work is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2022 and is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.