Offshore wind turbine maker GE Renewable Energy has chartered Acta Marine’s service vessel Acta Auriga for commissioning activities for 80 Haliade 150-6MW turbines at the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm in France.
The vessel will begin operating for GE Renewable Energy in the second quarter of 2022, when installation of the offshore wind turbine is expected to start.
Departing from the port of Saint-Nazaire, the vessel will participate in the mechanical finishing and commissioning of the 80 Haliade 150-6MW offshore wind turbines located approximately 12 km offshore.
In what will be the first collaboration between Acta Marine and GE Renewable Energy, the Acta Auriga SOV will also provide accommodation and transportation for project staff and have the capacity to transport necessary goods overseas.
Simon Anink, Managing Director of Commerce at Acta Marine, said: âWe are very pleased that the experienced team at GE Renewable Energy has chosen our March vessel Acta Auriga for the offshore work on the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm and we are proud to be part of the first large-scale offshore wind development in France. We are confident that ACTA AURIGA will be a good choice for the project and will provide a comfortable stay for the offshore technicians and efficient execution of the offshore scope for the GE project team.
The Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm, located off Saint-Nazaire (FR), is managed by a consortium between EDF Renouvelables and Enbridge and will be the first commercial wind farm in France. Commissioning is expected to be completed at the end of 2022.