Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has been appointed to deliver the front end engineering design (FEED) and detailed design of wind turbine jacket substructures for St Brieuc offshore windfarm off the coast of Northern France. The windfarm is being developed by Ailes Marines, a consortium of Iberdrola, Renewable Energy Systems (RES), and Caisse des dépôts.
The scope of work includes the design of 62 jackets for the Siemens Gamesa 8 MW turbines, utilising its extensive geotechnical expertise to mitigate challenging ground conditions.
Andy Thompson, Atkins’ director of offshore wind, said, “This adds to our growing portfolio of offshore wind projects that provide clean energy and play a crucial part in Europe’s energy mix. It is important that as we work with an international supply chain, we advance the deployment of cost effective renewable energy technologies.”
Once operational in 2023, the windfarm will have a total installed capacity of 496 MW, capable of generating enough clean energy for 835,000 people.