Ramboll is supporting its clients in the development of two 500 MW offshore wind farms in the northern and southern regions of France, respectively.
The two offshore wind farms “Dieppe Le Tréport” and “Iles d’Yeu et de Noirmoutier” are developed by the major Energy utilities ENGIE (France), EDPR (Spain) and Sumitomo Corporation (Japan) with their partner La Bangue des Territoires and are located in the English Channel and in the Bay of Biscay, respectively, with water depths ranging from 15 to 35m. Each wind farm will generate 500 MW power when commissioned.
Ramboll’s scope of work consists of a first phase of Basic Design and Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) for 62 jacket foundation structures for each of the projects, along with a tailormade package of adjacent services within geotechnics, corrosion protection, low voltage design and asset management. Furthermore, Ramboll will enhance the design at an early stage of the project, by applying in-house aeroelastic load simulation capabilities.
Along with other recent project successes, such as developing floating wind in the French part of the Mediterranean Sea, this project allows Ramboll to take further steps in supporting the offshore wind development in France.
“Establishing more wind farms in one of the future leading European markets within offshore wind, signifies that the development for further growth is progressing in a very positive direction. With Ramboll’s technological advancements within wind energy, we are sure to establish a strong foundation for the project in support of our client”, says Andreas Willecke, Ramboll.
“Looking at Ramboll’s range of services and the amount of project references, we are confident that our expertise will benefit the development and contribute to further growing one of Europe’s top three offshore wind markets”, adds Tim Fischer, Vice Director in Ramboll Wind and globally responsible for Ramboll’s offshore wind activities.