GE Renewable Energy and ACTA MARINE today announced the signing of a supply contract for the charter of a support vessel for the commissioning activities of 80 Haliade 150 turbines. 6MW on the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm.
The vessel, ACTA AURIGA, is owned and operated by the Dutch company ACTA MARINE, and will begin operating on behalf of GE Renewable Energy in the second quarter of 2022, when the installation of the wind turbines begins at sea. Departing from the port of Saint -Nazaire, the vessel will participate in the mechanical and electrical finalization operations and the commissioning of the 80 Haliade 150-6MW offshore wind turbines located approximately 12 km from the coast. ACTA AURIGA will also provide safe accommodation and transportation for project staff and have the capacity to transport the necessary goods at sea.
John Higgins, Director of Operations and Projects at GE Renewable Energy Offshore Wind, said: “We are very pleased to be working for the first time with ACTA MARINE and to be able to charter ACTA AURIGA during the finalization, assembly and commissioning phases. in service.
I am convinced that the quality of the vessel’s design and the skills of their teams will help our project teams to carry out the work at sea on time and with quality. As a key player in the offshore wind industry, we continue to develop a network of highly qualified suppliers who can help us provide the best service to our customers. ”
Simon Anink , General Sales Director at ACTA MARINE comments: “We are very pleased that the experienced team from GE Renewable Energy has chosen our ACTA AURIGA vessel for the offshore work of the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm and we are proud to do so. part of the first large-scale offshore wind development in France.We are confident that ACTA AURIGA will be a perfect fit for the project and will provide a comfortable stay for technicians at sea and efficient execution of offshore work for the project team from GE. “
The Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm , located off the coast of Saint-Nazaire (FR), is managed by a consortium between EDF Renouvelables and Enbridge, and will be the first commercial wind farm in France. This is a key step in the development of renewable energies in France and a first step in the offshore wind sector to support France’s objectives in terms of renewable energies. Commissioning is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.
About GE Renewable Energy
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About Acta Marine
Acta Marine is an independent maritime service provider based in the Netherlands. The company owns and operates more than 30 coastal- and offshore support vessels. These vessels are being deployed all around the world, mainly on projects in the industries Offshore Energy and Dredging & Coastal Infrastructure. The fleet includes Workboats, Crew Transfer Vessels and offshore Walk-to- Work vessels. Acta Marine’s focus is on long-term continuity of their leading position as trusted marine support provider through lasting customer relations, continuous investments in fleet and people, and optimizing business operations. Safety, quality, and sustainability are integral parts of the business conduct and work procedures.
We build on our experience in coastal and offshore waters and continuously look for the best solutions and innovations that fit our clients’ needs. Utilizing our knowledge and expertise, we are eager to explore new markets.
Thanks to the opening of the office in Saint-Nazaire in January 2021, ACTA MARINE is close to its customer and will be able to ensure a dedicated service for its 2022 operations with the new logistics base in Montoir.