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Consortium contracted for Fécamp substation

France: A consortium of Atlantique Offshore Energy, GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business and SDI has just received confirmation to design, manufacture and install the substation for the Fécamp offshore wind farm.

This project is to consist of 71 turbines, each with a capacity of 7 MW. The 500 MW project is planned for completion in 2023 and is expected to cover the energy demands of up 770,000 people, which represents 60 % of Seine Maritime inhabitants.

The substation built in Fécamp will collect and export the power generated by these turbines through dedicated submarine cables, while remotely controlling and monitoring the operation of the offshore windfarm.

Atlantique Offshore Energy has been tasked to design, manufacture and commission the substation topside and jacket foundation. GE’s Grid Solutions is responsible for the high-voltage equipment and protection control systems design, manufacturing and commissioning. SDI will support the transportation and the installation of the platform.

The same consortium was previously awarded the contract for the offshore wind substation at the Saint Nazaire’s windfarm. The Fécamp offshore substation will be almost identical to the one for Saint Nazaire.

“We are delighted that a new step has been taken toward strengthening the whole French offshore wind industry”, stated Frédéric Grizaud, Head of Atlantique Offshore Energy. “After our successes in Germany, Belgium and UK, this order reinforces our determination to position ourselves as a major player in the French and European markets. “

Siemens Gamesa announced that it had received a firm order to supply wind turbines and a 15-year maintenance contract for the Fécamp offshore wind power plant, from EDF Renewables, Enbridge and wpd. This 497 MW project located in Normandy will be equipped with 71 SWT-7.0-154 offshore wind turbines, each with capacity of 7 MW. These turbines will be manufactured in the wind turbine plant Siemens Gamesa is to build in Le Havre, France.


Source: 4C Offshore