DEME Offshore Wins French Offshore Wind Contracts
DEME Offshore has been awarded three contracts for the Dieppe Le Tréport offshore wind farm in France. This is DEME’s third major offshore wind farm project in France, having previously deployed ground-breaking solutions in Saint-Nazaire, and having recently been awarded contracts for the Iles d’Yeu and Noirmoutier wind farms. These contracts include the transport and installation of the pin piles and jackets that form the foundation of the turbines, as well as the transport and installation of the pin piles, jackets, and the top of the offshore substation. dEME Offshore will also carry out the EPCI scope (engineering, procurement, construction, and installation) for 120 km of inter-array cables.
The Dieppe Le Tréport wind farm is owned by a consortium consisting of Ocean Winds (Engie-EDPR), Sumitomo Corporation, and Banque des Territoires. DEME Offshore was chosen because of its proven track record in installing this type of sheathed foundation, its expertise in cable laying, and its extensive experience working in offshore wind farms with harsh site conditions.
Proven Track Record
Dieppe Le Tréport is similar to the 950 MW Moray East offshore wind farm in Scotland, where DEME Offshore completed all EPCI works for Ocean Winds for 100 foundations and three offshore substations. Le Tréport, including a dedicated drilling rig and a mezzanine leveling and fixing system.
Piling operations for the offshore substation foundations will commence in 2024 and the installation of the jacket foundations will begin the following year. one of DEME’s cable installation vessels will perform the cable laying work after the substation installation.
DEME Offshore is building an impressive track record in France. Dieppe Le Tréport successfully installed the XXL monopile foundation in Saint-Nazaire and was awarded the contract to install monopile foundations and substations for the Iles d’Yeu and Noirmoutier offshore wind farm projects. dEME Offshore has also successfully transported and installed offshore substations for Saint-Nazaire, Fécamp, and Calvados.
The wind farm, with 62 turbines, is located near Dieppe and Le Treport and will provide sustainable electricity to nearly 850,000 people.