The Italian Saipem, a long-time protagonist of the energy transition (more than two thirds of its turnover comes from renewables), has signed a contract worth almost half a billion in France. It has been awarded a contract for the Courseulles-sur-Mer offshore wind farm in Normandy, awarded by Eoliennes Offshore du Calvados SAS (EODC), for a total value of approximately 460 million euros.
The project includes the design, construction and installation of 64 foundations for an equivalent number of wind turbines. The Courseulles-sur-Mer offshore wind farm is located 16 kilometers off the coast of Calvados, in waters with a depth of between 22 and 31 meters. The foundations consist of large steel monopiles with connection interface with the wind turbine that will be manufactured in Europe and installed by the Saipem 3000 ship.
Stefano Porcari, Chief Operating Officer of Saipem’s Offshore E&C Division: “The award of this contract represents a further confirmation of Saipem’s role in the scenario of energy evolution and, in particular, in the construction of offshore green energy hubs. It also recognizes Saipem’s ability to add value in the execution of projects of extraordinary complexity ”.
Saipem is a leading company in the engineering, drilling and construction of large projects in the energy and infrastructure sectors. It is present in more than 60 countries around the world and employs 31,000 employees of 130 different nationalities.