Press release

All of the wind turbines at the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm are installed

Kpantour-Lézardrieux / Saint-Brieuc / Paris – December 18, 2023

  • Ailes Marines , a 100% subsidiary of Iberdrola, today announces the complete installation of the 62 offshore wind turbines at the Saint-Brieuc wind farm, on schedule.
  • Less than 3 years after the start of construction and installation work, the last 8 MW wind turbine was installed on its jacket foundation on December 17, 2023.
  • The commissioning of the park, effective since July 2023, is progressive and continues until Spring 2024 .
  • On this date, the 496 MW park will produce 9% of Brittany's total electricity consumption.
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The installation phase of the park is completed

The installation phase of the wind turbines in the Saint-Brieuc park is complete. The jack-up vessel Brave Tern of the Norwegian company Fred Olsen windcarrier installed the last 8 MW wind turbine on position SB49 on December 17, 2023.

The ship will have completed 18 rotations from Le Havre, with the constituent elements of 3 to 4 wind turbines on board.

Work to install the wind turbines began in May 2023. In the space of eight months, the 62 wind turbines built in the Le Havre factory of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy were installed on their jacket foundation.

“We are particularly proud of the work carried out by our teams within the time frame initially announced. Iberdrola once again demonstrates its ability to carry out a large-scale project, here in Brittany, and at the same time confirms its status as a leader in offshore wind power. Saint-Brieuc is the first French offshore wind farm and the 4th in Europe developed and built by the group. Iberdrola is currently building the East Anglia 3 park in the United Kingdom with a capacity of 1.4 GW and the Vineyard park in the United States with 800 MW. In total, Iberdrola has invested more than 10 billion euros to fully finance its offshore wind farms around the world and install them within the announced deadlines. “ says Stéphane Alain Riou, Iberdrola France offshore wind director.

Commissioning in stages to reach a power
of 496 Megawatts

The technical commissioning of the park began with the connection to the national electricity network of the first wind turbine in July. It will end in Spring 2024.
The commissioning of the park will be done in stages.
A first tranche of 20% is already operational. A second tranche of 50% will be completed at the start of 2024, to reach 100% during the first quarter of 2024. On this date, the park with an installed capacity of 496 MW will produce approximately 1,820 GWh/year, which corresponds to consumption annual electricity consumption of 835,000 inhabitants (heating included) or 9% of the total electricity consumption of Brittany.

All information concerning the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm project developed by the company Ailes Marines is available on the website www.ailes-marines.bzh

Ailes Marines news on twitter @AilesMarines

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About Ailes Marines

Winner of a national call for projects with the Saint-Brieuc Bay offshore wind farm project, AILES MARINES is in charge of the development, construction, installation and operation of the offshore wind farm. It is a simplified joint stock company (SAS), 100% owned by IBERDROLA. The key figures of the Saint-Brieuc Bay offshore wind project:

  • 75 km2 of area
  • 62 Siemens Gamesa SG 8.0-167 DD 8 MW wind turbines
  • 496 MW of installed power
  • 1,820 GWh/year of production, i.e. the annual electricity consumption of 835,000 inhabitants (heating included)
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About Iberdrola France

Iberdrola is Europe's largest energy company by market capitalization and one of the four largest companies in the world. Spearheading the energy transition towards a low-emission economy, the group provides energy to more than 100 million people in dozens of countries. Iberdrola develops renewable activities, smart networks and innovative solutions for its clients. Iberdrola's main markets are Europe (Spain, United Kingdom, Portugal, France, Germany, Italy and Greece), United States, Brazil, Mexico and Australia. The company is also present in growth markets such as Japan, Ireland, Switzerland and Poland. The company helps support 400,000 jobs within its supply chain with annual investments of 12.2 billion euros. A key player in the fight against climate change, Iberdrola has invested more than 130 billion euros over the last two decades in the implementation of a sustainable energy model, based on solid environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria. ).

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