Saipem has been awarded a contract by Eoliennes Offshore du Calvados SAS for the Courseulles-sur-Mer Offshore Wind Farm in Normandy, France, carrying a total value for Saipem of approximately 460 million euros. The contract is subject to a Notice To Proceed, which is contingent upon EODC making a positive final investment decision. EODC is sponsored by a consortium of EDF Renewables, EIH S.à r.l, a subsidiary of Enbridge, and wpd Offshore France. The project entails the design, construction and installation works for 64 foundations bearing an equivalent number of turbines.
The Courseulles-sur-Mer Offshore Wind Farm zone is located up to 16 km off the coast of Calvados region, in water depths ranging from 22 to 31 metres.
The foundations consist of large steel monopiles with transition pieces, to be fabricated in Europe and installed by the crane vessel Saipem 3000.