WInd energy – Saint-Brieuc OWF
Ailes Marines, the developer of the Saint-Brieuc OWF, has informed that Van Oord’s installation vessel Aeolus is currently stood down at the site following an issue with the drilling rig guidance systems.
An offshore inspection is currently underway, after which the Aeolus will return to its homeport to perform a full technical check.
According to a spokesman of Ailes Marine the problem is reportedly caused by a hydraulic fluid leak which occurred during the second series of borehole drilling at the site.
Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel Aeolus started installing the first pin piles for the project’s 62 jacket foundations on 3 May, using the port of Cherbourg as the pin pile marshalling port.
Aeolus was upgraded and an extensive spread of project-specific installation equipment was placed on deck before the installation work started on Saint-Brieuc, Van Oord said at the time.
Ocean Energy Resources will keep you informed.