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Second workshop on collective measures to accompany the fisheries sector
On 6 April, Ailes Marines organised a second workshop on collective measures to accompany the fishing industry: The workshop was attended by the President of CDPMEM22, the Director of the CCI Côtes d'Armor as manager of the tidal halls, the President of the GALPA Pays de Saint-Brieuc, the Sea and Coastal Commission and the President of the Comité Régional Conchylicole Bretagne Nord as an actor seeking to develop synergies with the whole fishing industry. This workshop invited the main actors of the departmental fishing industry to share their points of view on the actions to be taken for the benefit of the sector. 5 areas of support were proposed: >> read more
CDPMEM22 - Meeting on the results of the cuttlefish monitoring campaigns
The results of the cuttlefish monitoring campaigns in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc carried out by Ailes Marines in partnership with RTE were presented to the Departmental Fisheries Committee at a technical meeting held last Friday. The IDRA Bio Littoral consultancy in charge of monitoring the species was able to give the Fisheries Committee 22 details of the data collected during these scientific studies. Ailes Marines is thus contributing to the improvement of knowledge on this emblematic species of the Bay of Saint Brieuc, whose biological cycles and behaviour deserve to be better known. As a reminder, during this reference period, Ailes Marines carried out more than 150 campaigns at sea to monitor the fishery resource.
The cranes are busy on the Brest polder loading the Upper Legacies
A ballet of cranes is busy loading the Upper Legs, which are expected in Fene, Spain. This stage of the industrial project consists of sending the Upper Legs to Fene in order to carry out the 3D assembly of the jacket foundation.
Local Nautical Commission for sea users chaired by the State
The aim of the local nautical commission is to present to users of the sea the methods and equipment designed to ensure the safety of navigation in and around the wind farm during the construction and installation phase. It also presents all the measures to reduce the impact on navigation during the construction phase, as well as all the maritime coordination arrangements put in place by Ailes Marines. The commission is chaired by the State and is composed of representatives of the users of the sea
Workshop on collective measures to accompany the fisheries sector
On 16 March, Ailes Marines organised a workshop on collective measures to accompany the fishing industry (compensation): CDPMEM22, COBRENORD, CCI22, CRC-Bretagne Nord, Coopérative maritime (excused ABAPP Mareyeurs, CELTARMOR, FEAMP-GALPA) and DDTM22 participated. In July and October 2020, together with RTE, Ailes Marines met with the fisheries committees who expressed expectations on the number of fishermen who could benefit from compensation during the works and in the operational phase. Ailes Marines has since been working on new individual compensation proposals for fishing professionals.
Fête de la science at the Cité des métiers in Ploufragan from 10 to 11 October 2020
Within the framework of the Science Festival 2020, Ailes Marines wished to commit itself to the structures that promote science to the greatest number of people. In partnership with the association "Le Temps des Sciences", Ailes Marines supported the organisation of the "Baie des Sciences" festival on the theme of Biomimicry. And to adapt to the current health context, the association has centralized a good part of the content of this festival in a website (www.baiedessciences.fr), allowing everyone to enjoy this year's beautiful program. And, it has been a habit for several years, Ailes Marines went to meet the Bretons, to answer their questions related to the project, by being present at the Science Festival organized by the Cité des Métiers of Ploufragan last October 10th and 11th.
Partnership Ailes Marines / CLE 22 (Labelled swimming training centre of the Côtes d'Armor department)
Ailes Marines is delighted to support the Comité des Côtes d'Armor de Natation in setting up a certified training centre in the department. Thus, eight young Breton swimmers began their training last September, benefiting from full support (scientific, medical and pedagogical monitoring) which, we hope, will take them to the highest steps of the podiums.
Slicing tests continue with the Aethra
The drilling boat "Bokalift 1" worked at the beginning of week 37 on the rocky areas to the north of the future wind farm in the bay of Saint-Brieuc. It left the bay of Saint-Brieuc on September 12 and its return to the area is announced for the weekend of September 38. Trenching tests are continuing with the Aethra, along with noise measurements by the SOMME acoustic engineering office and turbidity measurements by the TBM engineering office. Finally, INRAP is carrying out an underwater preventive archaeology campaign on the right-of-way of the future offshore wind farm in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc. The boat TSM Ouessant will work on the area from today and for about ten days.
Start of slicing tests
The vessel Aethra, chartered by Prysmian on behalf of Ailes Marines, will carry out slicing tests. Prysmian has been commissioned by Ailes Marines to supply and install the wind farm's inter-wind submarine cables. The trenching tests at sea will be carried out on four main sites, characteristic of the different types of soils in the bay. The aim of the tests is to validate the trenching tool that will be used for the installation of the inter-wind turbine cables, in order to optimise future construction work on the wind farm and to ensure the safety of future users inside the wind farm during its operation (in particular fishermen), by confirming the technical feasibility of 100% cable trenching in the different types of soil encountered.
The UXO campaign is moving into the identification phase.
After the "acquisition" phase, which consists of locating the presence of potential explosive devices, the UXO campaign continues with the "identification" phase, which consists of precisely identifying whether or not it is a real explosive device. If it is the case, it is the Navy's clearance divers who are responsible for defusing the explosive device. GEOxyz's GEO IV therefore left the area of the future wind farm in the Bay of Saint Brieuc this weekend.
Drilling tests and follow-up measures
During the drilling test campaign in September, Ailes Marines commissioned scientific service providers: Turbidity monitoring measurements Acoustic monitoring of underwater noise Measures to monitor the effects of noise on scallops Visual monitoring measures for mammals and birds Passive acoustic monitoring of marine mammals
Ailes Marines begins its drilling test campaign
On behalf of Ailes Marines, the ship BOKALIFT 1 chartered by the Van Oord company will start drilling tests in the area of the future wind farm in the Bay of Saint Brieuc from 1st September. The ship BOKALIFT 1 will carry out drilling tests on 3 wind turbine sites of the future offshore wind farm. The objective of this campaign is to validate the drilling tool in order to optimize future construction work and to limit the environmental impact of the work, in particular by limiting underwater noise pollution (compared to pile driving).
Ailes Marines Begins UXO Campaign
UXO surveys are routine technical marine surveys to detect possible metallic elements and/or explosive devices, in order to ensure the safety of people working on the wind farm site, particularly in the corridors of the future cables that will be buried (trenching). At the end of this campaign, Ailes Marines will carry out two offshore test campaigns aimed at drilling and cable burying operations. The objective is to define solutions with a lower environmental impact and to have high-performance tools adapted to bury all the cables.
Ailes Marines visit of the company SAMETO Technifil in Dinan
Ailes Marines went to Dinan to visit the company SAMETO Technifil, specialized in mechanical welding and boiler making. SAMETO has the ISO 3834 certification, required to integrate the "supply chain" of the foundations that will be partly built in Brest. Its manager, Serge Menec, is also Chairman of Breizh EMR and member of Bretagne Ocean Power, and is working for the deployment of a Marine Renewable Energy sector in Brittany.
Presentation of the 2019 trophies of the Côtes d'Armor Sailing Committee
Ailes Marines was this weekend at the 2019 Sailing Committee of the Côtes d'Armor Department's Awards Ceremony. This event was also an opportunity to thank the CVD22 teams for their work and to renew our commitment for the years to come. Congratulations to all the winners of this 2019 edition, see you next year.