Confirmation of the order for the substation of the future offshore windfarm in Fecamp, France

At CHANTIERS DE L’ATLANTIQUE shipyard in partnership with GE GRID SOLUTIONS and SDI

Atlantique Offshore Energy, Chantiers de l’Atlantique’s Business Unit dedicated to Marine Energy, the leader of a consortium formed with GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business and SDI, member of DEME Group, has just received confirmation of the order from the consortium led by EDF Renouvelables, in collaboration with Enbridge, wpd Offshore to design, manufacture and install off the coast the substation for its offshore wind farm to be built off Fecamp (Seine-Maritime)This project consists of 71 7MW offshore wind turbine generators for a total capacity of nearly 500MW. The expected power supply generation at its energization planned in 2023, will cover the power private & domestic consumption of 770,000 people, which represents 60% of Seine Maritime inhabitants.

The substation built in Fecamp will collect and export the power generated by these turbines through dedicated submarine cables, while remotely controlling and monitoring the operation of the Offshore Windfarm. The successful consortium comprises the knowhow of Atlantique Offshore Energy, in charge of the design, manufacturing and commissioning of the substation topside and jacket foundation, of GE’s Grid Solutions, responsible for the high-voltage equipment and protection control systems design, manufacturing and commissioning, and of SDI, for the transportation and the installation of the platform.

The same consortium was previously awarded the contract for offshore wind substation of Saint Nazaire’s windfarm. The Fecamp offshore substation will be almost identical to the one for Saint Nazaire, in order to get the same return of experience from this one, as well as optimize the maintenance and operation of the customer’s various offshore wind farms.

« We are delighted that a new step has been taken toward strengthening the whole French offshore wind industry”, states Frédéric Grizaud, head of Atlantique Offshore Energy. “ After our successes in Germany, Belgium and UK, this order reinforces our determination to position ourselves as a major player in the French and European markets. “