Saint-Brieuc clears key hurdles
Iberdrola and RES awarded trio of permissions for 496MW wind farm
Iberdrola and RES have been awarded a trio of key permissions for the 496MW Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm in France.
The Ailes Marines partners secured the concession for utilisation fo the maritime public domain as well as the authorisation for installation of offshore works.
The consortium was also awarded project authorisation for works by the Prefect of Cotes-d’Armour. Evaluation of the project ran for 18 months starting in October 2015.
“The prefect approves simultaneously the quality of the surveys performed, the general interest of the project and its compatability with the big enviromental stakes identified,” said the developer.
Project director Emmanuel Rollin said the decision enables the “execution of the wind farm in line with our commitments”.
Ailes Marine will now finalise technical surveys, the layout of the O&M port other pre-construction elements.
Saint-Brieuc is based on 62 Adwen 8MW turbines (pictured). The licence was originally awarded in 2012.