Acteon supporting Calvados wind farm construction offshore France

Saipem has contracted Acteon to provide casing installation and drilling support for construction of the 450-MW Calvados wind farm offshore Courseulles-sur-Mer on France’s Normandy coast.


Although Acteon subsidiary LDD, a specialist in foundations and cables, signed the contract, the group’s integrated solutions (AIS) team will manage the project.


Calvados’ developers are Éolien Maritime France (a consortium between EDF Renewables, Enbridge subsidiary EIH and CPP Investments) and wpd.


It will have a planned lifespan of around 25 years.


Acteon’s scope includes creating 64 open-hole sockets for casing installation, providing a drilling system to suit the socket specifications and a drilling leader tower to support drilling activities and casing installation.


It will also supply a spoil handling system, a soil swivel, sonar surveys, a casing handling system, a carriage guide assembly and a drill bit jetting system, with equipment spreads optimised to suit the client-supplied vessel.


AIS will receive support from Acteon divisions 2H, Claxton, LDD, and UTEC. Offshore operations should start early next year.


Source: Offshore Magazine