Allseas Group’s Pioneering Spirit has installed the offshore substation for the Eoliennes en Mer Iles d’Yeu et de Noirmoutier wind farm project.

Allseas installs D’Yeu-Noirmoutier offshore wind substation

Source: Allseas

The French wind farm is being developed by Ocean Winds (a joint venture of Engie and EDPR), off the Pays-de-la-Loire coast. 

DEME contracted Allseas to install the substation jacket and topsides. The units were transferred to Pioneering Spirit in the field and installed using its 5,000-tonne lifting capacity crane. Earlier, DEME installed the pin piles in the rocky seabed for the jacket foundation. 

The Ile d’Yeu et de Noirmoutier wind farm is situated about 20 km off the Atlantic coastline. The substation will be the heart of the development, converting the energy generated by 61 turbines and transferring the electricity to the French mainland.