We had the recent pleasure of seeing the Saint-Brieuc offshore substation jacket under construction at the Heerema Fabrication Group yard in Vlissingen. Saint-Brieuc Offshore Wind Farm is the first large-scale offshore wind farm in Brittany. SLPE was brought on board to deliver the detailed primary and secondary steel design for the jacket sub-structure and pile foundations.
“A stunning sight, and a great testament to the hard work and dedication of each member of the OSS team, here at SLPE, who were responsible for the substation’s substructure design scope”, said Samuel Lawes, Head of OSS Substructures. “We are continuing to support the project, as needed, and are looking forward to the substructure’s sailaway”.
The Saint-Brieuc offshore substation is due to be installed later this year. The jacket is 63 metres high and weighs 1,630 tonnes. It will support a platform weighing approximately 3,400 tonnes.
Once completed, Saint-Brieuc Offshore Wind Farm will have a capacity of 496 MW and provide renewable energy for over 835,000 people.