BOW Terminal Vlissingen temporarily stores TPs for French offshore wind farm

Smulders has awarded BOW Terminal with a contract to temporarily store 61 transition pieces (TPs) at their Vlissingen yard. The TPs are for the Noirmoutier Offshore Wind Farm off the French coast which is scheduled for commissioning in 2025.

Noirmoutier Offshore Wind Farm is strategically positioned off the coast of Vendée, around 11.6 kilometres from the island of Yeu and 16.5 kilometres from Noirmoutier. It will be equipped with 62 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW wind turbines. With a total capacity of 496 MW, it aims to produce an average of 1,900 GWh per year, enough to supply the equivalent of nearly 800,000 people with clean electricity, thus exceeding the current population needs of Vendée.

The wind farm owner Eoliennes en Mer Iles d’Yeu et Noirmoutier (EMYN), a consortium made up of Ocean Winds (a joint venture between ENGIE and EDP Renováveis), Sumitomo Corporation, La Banque des Territoires and Vendée Energie, awarded Eiffage, through Eiffage Métal and its Belgian subsidiary Smulders the contract for the manufacture of 62 transition pieces, at the end of 2022.

The first transition pieces (TPs) have already been unloaded at the terminal in Vlissingen on February 19th. Smulders manufactures the transition pieces in Hoboken, Belgium. Each transition piece is 29.5 metres tall, with a diameter of 6 metres, and weigh just over 360 tonnes. BOW Terminal is responsible for unloading the TPs, storing them, and transferring them alongside the UHL Force, which will transport the TPs to France. Additionally, BOW Terminal facilitates Smulders in preparing the TPs for transportation to France.

Jean Pierre van Lieshout, General Manager BOW Terminal: “Smulders’ selection of BOW Terminal for the temporary storage and completion of transition pieces (TPs) before their shipment to the final customer in France underscores the strategic advantage of our terminal’s location. This decision reaffirms our facility’s pivotal role in supporting the development of offshore wind farms in the North Sea and further afield in the foreseeable future.” Source: BOW Terminal

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