Published 2022-04-25 00:00:00
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier wins first contract in France
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier wins first contract in France with Saint-Brieuc

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier (FOWIC) has been awarded a contract with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy for the transport and installation of 62 SG 8.0-167 DD wind turbines on the Saint-Brieuc Offshore Wind farm in French waters.
FOWIC will mobilize one of its special purpose-built jack-up installation vessels during the spring of 2023. This is FOWICís first large transportation and installation project in France.

This contract is included in Fred. Olsen Windcarrier backlog as communicated by end Q4 2021.
The Saint-Brieuc Offshore Wind farm (496 MW) is located 16 kilometers off the northwest coast of France in Saint-Brieuc Bay in the English Channel and will feature 62 SG 8.0-167 DD machines. The wind farm is developed by Ailes Marines, fully owned by Iberdrola. This is the first large-scale offshore wind farm in Brittany to obtain all the necessary government permits for its construction and operation. Installation will be carried out in 2023. When finished, the Saint-Brieuc wind farm will supply clean energy for 835,000 people.

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