Van Oord’s upgraded Aeolus vessel goes back to work at Saint-Brieuc

The recently upgraded offshore installation vessel Aeolus from Van Oord made its way back to the French offshore wind farm Saint-Brieuc.

Aeolus now has a new and improved 133-meter-long crane boom designed by Huisman following a conversion phase at Damen Verolme and an outfitting phase in Vlissingen.

Harold Linssen, Ship Management director: “We want to thank all the colleagues involved for the impressive amount of work. We wish the Aeolus a prosperous execution of the remaining installation works at the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm.”

For the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm’s 62 jacket foundations for wind turbines and the foundation piles for the offshore substation, Van Oord is in charge of transportation and installation. The project will be finished in 2023.

16.3 kilometers off the Brittany coast, in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc, is where the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm is being built. It is the nation’s first wind farm to have jacket foundations. When fully operational, the wind farm will be able to provide 496 Megawatts of clean energy, enough to power 835,000 people.

Image source: Van Oord/Martens Multimedia (LinkedIn)

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