Iberdrola installs substation for its first large coastal wind ranch in France

Iberdrola installs substation for its first large coastal wind ranch in France

This structure, importing some,400 tonnes, will be the energy heart of the 500 MW Saint- Brieuc coastal wind ranch, Iberdrola’s first in France and the alternate in operation in the country.
The substation will collect the electricity produced by the coastal wind turbines, enough to meet the requirements of,000 homes and help the emigration of nearly,000 tonnes of CO2 per time into the atmosphere.
The first four coastal platforms erected and assembled in Spain by Navantia- Windar, which have generated further than,000 jobs in Galicia and Asturias, have formerly been anchored in the seabed of the point.

Iberdrola has successfully completed the coastal installation of the substation for the Saint- Brieuc coastal wind ranch in Brittany, France. This structure will be the energy centre of the installation which, once it comes into operation in 2023, will come Iberdrola’s first major point of this technology in France, the company’s fourth in the world, and the alternate in operation in France. importing some,400 tonnes-heavier than 20 Boeing 747 aircraft- this substation will be responsible for collecting all the electricity produced by the factory’s 62 wind turbines, estimated at,820 GWh/ time. The affair is enough to supply the requirements of,000 homes, including heating, and avoid the emigration of nearly,000 tonnes of CO2 per time into theatmosphere.To transfer the electricity generated to land, the company will install 90 kilometres of submarine string, nearly three times the length generally needed for an onshore wind ranch. All lines between wind turbines will be buried to insure safe navigation and the conservation of fishing conditioning within the windfarm.This electricity distribution structure was erected in Belgium by a common adventure comprising Smulders( a attachment of Eiffage Metal) and Equans. The former has carried out the engineering and construction of both the foundations and the substation that houses the mills and other electrical outfit- supplied by GE Renewable Energy Grid results-, while the ultimate has carried out its assembly and will be responsible for itscommissioning.The structure supporting this substation consists of a 63- metre-high jacket foundation importing,630 tonnes. The substation is 55 metres long, 31 metres wide and 23 metres high, with a total weight of roughly,400 tonnes. Both rudiments arrived in the demesne area at the end of June from the Belgian ockyards of Equans in Hoboken and Heerema Fabrication Group in Vlissingen, where the substation and the foundation have been manufactured,respectively.According to Emmanuel Rollin, head of Iberdrola’s coastal business in France, when this installation comes on sluice,” the department of Côtesd’Armor, led by the Saint- Brieuc coastal wind ranch, will be the leading contributor of renewable energy in Brittany, producing the fellow of 9 of the region’s total electricity consumption”. WIND TURBINE PLATFORMS WITH A SPANISH IMPRINTIn addition to the installation of the substation, the construction of Saint- Brieuc also continues to progress with the installation of the coastal wind platforms( jackets) erected by the Navantia- Windarconsortium.So far, 4 platforms have been installed out of the aggregate of 62 that the installation will have. These rudiments have been manufactured at Navantia- Windar’s installations in Brest and Fene, while the piles that anchor the wind turbines to the seabed have been erected at Windar’s installations inAvilés.This design has generated,250 direct jobs in Avilés and Fene. In addition, as a result of this contract- valued at€ 350 million- Navantia- Windar has opened a factory in Brest, France, where the 186 stabbings and intermediate platforms of the transition pieces and the chassis structure for 34 of the 62 structures of the demesne have been manufactured, generating 250jobs.The construction of the Saint- Brieuc wind ranch will induce further than,500 jobs in France, distributed among colorful companies in the country( including 250 at the Navantia- Windar Brest factory). In total, this means the creation of at least,750 jobs between the twocountries.The Saint- Brieuc platforms stand on three legs. Each is up to 75 metres high, 25 metres wide and weighs,150 tonnes. Iberdrola has used for the first time an innovative hydraulic device called pile grippers to fix these structures, which provides fresh obsession and stability during the installation phase, which is anticipated to begin in the comingmonths.Iberdrola has formerly awarded Navantia- Windar contracts worth further than€ 1 billion, including the award to Windar of the transition corridor for the Baltic Eagle coastal wind granges in Germany and Vineyard Wind 1 in the United States, as well as the orders formerly completed for Wikinger in the Baltic Sea and East Anglia One in the UnitedKingdom.Furthermore, this collaboration has contributed to making Navantia a global standard in the construction of coastal wind factors and the leading supplier of this type of structure in France, with one of the topmost development capabilities in this assiduity inEurope.Located some 16 kilometres off the seacoast, the Saint- Brieuc coastal wind ranch will cover an area of 75 square kilometres. Its construction represents an overall investment of nearly2.5 billioneuros.This new installation demonstrates Iberdrola’s commitment to the French request, where the company plans to invest around€ 4 billion by 2025, substantially in renewable systems. Offshore wind energy is one of the keys to Iberdrola’s growth. Just as the group was a colonist in its commitment to onshore wind power two decades ago, the company is leading the development of coastal wind power.