Heerema’s Sleipnir installs final Fécamp gravity based foundation

The final of 71 gravity foundation structures for the French Fécamp offshore wind farm have been installed by Heerema Marine Contractors’ Sleipnir on behalf of its client Saipem, a participant in the BSB consortium alongside Bouygues Travaux Publics and Boskalis.

The GBS design, construction, and installation job was given to the BSB Consortium in 2020. It is anticipated that it will have a total capacity of about 500 MW and provide enough energy to meet the home needs of about 770,000 people.

The 71 GBS, which were constructed by Saipem and Bouygues Travaux Publics, were erected by Saipem through its marine subcontractor Heerema and are being ballasted. They weigh about 5,000 tons each and range in height from 48 to 54 meters. The remaining work will be completed in its entirety, together with the finishing, surveying, and rockfilling tasks by Saipem and Bouygues Travaux Publics.

Fécamp project

Off the northwest coast of France, Enbridge and its partner EDF Renouvelables are establishing the Fécamp offshore wind project. 71 Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy 7 MW turbines made in France are used in the 497 MW wind project. More than 416,000 houses’ worth of electricity will be produced as a result of the project.

Image source: Saipem

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