First jacket installed at the St. Brieuc wind farm

Kent announced that the first four jacket foundations for the St. Brieuc wind farm are being installed, following the successful loading and transport from Spain to France.

Kent is a provider of engineering and design services to the global offshore wind industry and is involved in the development of 70% of all offshore wind farms in the UK. This milestone for the St. Brieuc project is a success for all parties involved, including Ailes Marines, Iberdrola, Navantia Windar, Van Oord and Kent.

It has been illustrating Kent’s design for Ailes Marines since August 2018, utilizing its multidisciplinary design teams across expertise in structural, geotechnical, electrical and casting connections.

The jackets were installed on drilled and injected piles, also designed by Kent.

Cerianne Cummings, Kent Offshore Wind Director, said: “We are proud to have been involved in this non-routine design and are excited to see the resulting design materialize into these on-site structures.

Saint-Brieuc is Iberdrola’s first large-scale offshore wind project in Brittany, France. When operational in 2023, it will have a total installed capacity of 496 MW, capable of generating enough clean energy for 835,000 people.

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