Acta Marine has signed a supply contract today with GE Renewable Energy for the chartering of a Service Operations Vessel (SOV) for the commissioning activities of 80 Haliade 150-6MW turbines at the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm.
Acta Marine will provide their vessel Acta Auriga. The vessel will assist in the mechanical completion and commissioning of the offshore wind turbines and will also provide accommodation and transportation for the project personnel and transport goods that are needed offshore.
The Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm is located approximatively 12 km off the coast of Saint-Nazaire in France. Eighty of GE’s Haliade 150-6MW wind turbines will be installed here. The wind farm is managed by a consortium of EDF Renouvelables and Enbridge, and will be the first commercial wind farm in France.
The vessel will start operating on behalf of GE Renewable Energy in the second quarter of 2022, when turbine installation is set to begin. The Port of Saint-Nazaire will be the base port from where the Acta Auriga will work. Commissioning of the wind farm is due to be completed by the end of 2022.
John Higgins, Project Management Leader at GE Renewable Energy Offshore Wind says: “We are very happy to collaborate for the first time with ACTA MARINE and to be able to charter the ACTA AURIGA SOV during the mechanical completion and commissioning phases.
I trust that the quality of the vessel’s design and the skills of their teams will support our project teams in executing the offshore works on time and with quality. As a key player in the offshore wind industry, we continue to develop a network of high skilled suppliers that will be able to help us provide the best service to our customers.”
Simon Anink, General Manager Commerce at Acta Marine comments: “We are very pleased that the experienced team of GE Renewable Energy has chosen our walk to work vessel Acta Auriga for the offshore works on Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm and we are proud to be part of the first large scale offshore wind development in France. We are convinced the Acta Auriga will be a good fit for the project and will provide a comfortable stay for the technicians offshore and an efficient execution of the offshore scope for GE’s project team.” Source: Acta Marine