Saipem: awarded a new contract in the renewable energy sector in Normandy (France)
Saipem has been awarded a contract for the offshore wind farm Courseulles-sur-Mer in Normandy, France, assigned by Offshore wind turbines of Calvados SAS (EODC), with a total value of approx 460 million euros. The contract is subject to Notice to Proceed, subject to the positive final investment decision by EODC.
EODC is supported by a consortium between EDF Renewables, EIH S.à.rl, a subsidiary of Enbridge, e wpd Offshore France. The project includes the design, construction and installation work of 64 foundations for an equivalent number of wind turbines.
The wind farm offshore of Courseulles-sur-Mer is located at 16 kilometers off the coast of Calvados, in waters with a depth between i 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 from the ship Saipem 3000.
“The award of this contract represents a further confirmation of Saipem’s role in the scenario of energy evolution – commented Stefano Porcari, Chief Operating Officer of the Offshore E&C Division of Saipem – 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”.