Wind Energy – Calvados France
Opposite the beach at Bernières-sur-Mer, Eiffage Génie Civil has installed the second export cable for the 448 MW Calvados offshore wind farm in France.
The installation of the three-kilometre long export cable was successfully done in collaboration with Antares Ingenierie, Ar Ganol, Logic Master, and Abeko Marine.
The French transmission system operator Réseau de Transport d’Electricité (RTE), which is responsible for connecting the wind turbines to the national electricity grid, ordered the export cables from Italy’s subsea power cable supplier Prysmian.
The Calvados offshore wind farm is being developed by Éolien Maritime France (EMF) and wpd.
The wind farm will feature 64 Siemens Gamesa 7 MW wind turbines located more than 10 kilometres from the Bessin coastline and cover a total surface area of approximately 45 square kilometres.
Once fully commissioned in 2024, Calvados will generate the equivalent of the annual electricity consumption of 630,000 people, or over 90 per cent of the Calvados French department’s population.