EEW to Supply 64 Monopiles for Calvados Offshore Wind Farm
EEW has secured a contract to supply monopiles for 448MW Calvados offshore wind farm Courseulles-sur-Mer off France. EEW Special Pipe Constructions
EEW has secured a contract to supply monopiles for 448MW Calvados offshore wind farm Courseulles-sur-Mer off France. EEW Special Pipe Constructions GmbH will manufacture 64 monopile foundations for Saipem project, located off Normandy. The contract was signed at the beginning of April 2021. EEW Holding Managing Director Mr Michael Hof said “We are proud that, after the good cooperation on the first Formosa II offshore wind jacket project, we are now able to implement the first monopile project for Saipem with Calvados Offshore Wind Farm.”
Totalling an estimated EUR 2 billion, the Calvados project involves the construction of 64 wind turbines, located over 10 km off the French coast. With a capacity of 450 MW, it is expected to produce the equivalent of the annual electricity use of 630,000 people, i.e. over 90% of the population of Calvados. It is expected to enter service in 2024. It is being developed by Éolien Maritime France, a consortium including EDF Renewables, EIH Sàrl and wpd. The project’s wind turbines will be manufactured in Le Havre at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy’s Quai Joannes Couvert plant, which is currently under construction.