EODC is sponsored by a consortium of EDF Renewables, EIH S.à r.l, a subsidiary of Enbridge, and wpd Offshore France. The project entails the design, construction and installation works for 64 foundations bearing an equivalent number of turbines.
The Courseulles-sur-Mer Offshore Wind Farm zone is located up to 16km off the coast of Calvados region, in water depths ranging from 22 to 31m.
The foundations consist of large steel monopiles with transition pieces, to be fabricated in Europe and installed by the crane vessel Saipem 3000.
Stefano Porcari, COO of Saipem's E&C Offshore Division, commented: "The award of this contract further confirms Saipem's commitment in the scenario of energy evolution and, in particular, in the construction of offshore green energy hubs. It also recognizes Saipem's ability to add value in the execution of projects of extraordinary complexity".