Sif Group, a Dutch offshore foundations provider, has been awarded a contract for primary steel for the transition pieces for the Iles d’Yeu et Noirmoutier project in France.
Sif will provide the primary steel for the transition components for French offshore wind project Iles d’Yeu et Noirmoutier “EMYN” for Eiffage. Ocean Winds, a joint venture between ENGIE and EDP Renovaveis, Sumitomo Corporation, Banque des Territoires, and Vendée Energie make up the group known as EMYN.
The transitional components weigh more than 18,000 tons collectively and have a maximum diameter of 6 meters. Deliveries of the items will be made to Smulders in Hoboken, Belgium, for finishing.
The Iles d’Yeu et Noirmoutier wind farm has a 496 MW capacity, which enables it to supply roughly 800,000 people with renewable electricity annually.
The installation of 62 wind turbines with an aggregate output of 8 MW will be made possible by the offshore wind farm of the islands of Yeu and Noirmoutier. Port Joinville and l’Herbaudière are both 16.5 kilometres and 11.7 km, respectively, away from the wind farm. By 2025, it is expected to be put into operation.
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