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Ailes Marines has selected Saipem for the transport and installation of the "jacket" type foundations for the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm substation.

Saint-Brieuc / Paris - July 22, 2020 - Ailes Marines, an Iberdrola Group company in charge of the development, construction, installation and operation of the offshore wind farm in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc, has selected Saipem to transport and install the "jacket" type foundations and the upper part of the offshore substation.
The installation works will be carried out using the Saipem 7000, a heavy lift vessel, while project management and engineering activities will be carried out by Saipem SA, its French branch operating throughout the territory.

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Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm

The Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm will be built in the bay of Saint-Brieuc in Brittany, 16.3 kilometres off the French coast. When completed, the 496 MW wind farm will produce 1,820 GWh per year, equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of 835,000 inhabitants. The installation of the power substation will take several months in 2022. The wind farm will be fully operational in 2023.

"This cutting-edge project, which we are carrying out alongside Ailes Marines, will facilitate the energy transition in France. Thanks to our unique engineering know-how and world-class construction vessels, such as the Saipem 7000, this contract will allow us to reaffirm our leadership and commitment to the renewable energy industry in Europe".

Guido D'Aloisio

Director of Saipem's new Offshore Renewable Energy Unit

"The signing of this contract is a strong signal of Iberdrola's commitment to industrial jobs in France and, more generally, to the green transition in Europe. The offshore wind project in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc, a strategic element of the energy transition in France, will soon begin its construction phase, in consultation with local stakeholders".

Javier Garcia Perez

President of Ailes Marines and International Offshore Director of Iberdrola

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About Ailes Marines

Winner of a national tender with the Baie de Saint-Brieuc 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 Key figures for the Baie de Saint-Brieuc offshore wind project: - 75 km2 area - 62 Siemens Gamesa SG 8.0-167 DD wind turbines, of 8 MW unit capacity - 496 MW installed capacity - 1,820 GWh/year output, equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of 835,000 inhabitants (including heating) All information concerning the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm project developed by the company Ailes Marines is available on the website https://ailes-marines.bzh/ You can follow Ailes Marines news on twitter @AilesMarines

  • 75 km2 in area
  • 62 8 MW Siemens-Gamesa wind turbines
  • 496 MW of installed capacity
  • 1,820 GWh/year of production, i.e. the annual electricity consumption of 835,000 inhabitants (including heating)
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About Saipem

Saipem is a leading company specializing in engineering, drilling and construction of major energy and infrastructure projects. It is a company organized in five distinct branches (Offshore E&C, Onshore E&C, Offshore Drilling, Onshore Drilling and XSIGHT, dedicated to conceptual design). Saipem is a global solutions provider, with unique expertise and skills, as well as state-of-the-art technologies that enable it to identify innovative solutions to meet its customers' expectations. Listed on the Milan Stock Exchange, the company is present in more than 70 countries around the world and employs 35,000 people of 120 different nationalities.

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