October 6, 2022
Atlantique Offshore Energy, Chantiers de l’Atlantique Business Unit dedicated to marine energies, has been selected by Éoliennes en Mer Îles d’Yeu et de Noirmoutier (EMYN) et Eoliennes en Mer Dieppe Le Tréport (EMDT) consortium of Ocean Winds (a joint venture between Engie and EDP Renováveis), Sumitomo Corporation and Banque des Territoires (as well as Vendée Energie for EMYN), to design, manufacture and commission the Offshore Substation Topsides required for Yeu-Noirmoutier and Dieppe Le Tréport Offshore Windfarms.
Each of these wind farms projects involves the installation of 62 wind turbines with a capacity of 8 MW, for a total power output of almost 500 MW. These 2,500 mt Electrical Offshore Substation Topsides will collect and transform the electricity produced by these wind turbines, to inject it into the French national grid while ensuring remote control of the wind farms.
With the recent signature of the first platform to be installed in the polish waters, and the on-going execution of 4 other projects, this decision reinforce Atlantique Offshore Energy 2nd position on this highly competitive market. Engineering works can now start so as to ensure the installation of these substations in 2024 and 2025
“These signatures are excellent news for our teams and all our partners working with us to build the substations, with visibility until 2025. We will continue our recruitments (nearly 100 people this year). We hope that the dynamics of this exciting renewable energy sector will now be visible and attract many talents” says Frederic Grizaud, Director of Atlantique Offshore Energy.
“After our first European successes, we are proud of this consolidation of our order book with new customers, leaders in the offshore wind market, which have very strong ambitions in France and abroad”