Some large-scale logistical operations related to the construction of the Banc de Guérande wind farm took place in April and in May, at the Montoir de Bretagne and Saint Nazaire terminals.
On 19th April, use was made of the 400-tonne-capacity jumbo derrick to unload a transformer that is to equip the wind farm’s onshore delivery station, which has been built in Prinquiau by RTE.
One week later, the breakbulk vessel Rolldock Storm called in at Saint Nazaire to unload 18 General Electric wind turbine mast sections using the two mobile cranes installed at the Quai de la Prise d'Eau facility.
100 Kilometres of Cable Unloaded at Montoir de Bretagne
In a manœuvre that was just as spectacular and unprecedented in terms of the time that it took, more than 100 kilometres of inter-turbine cable were unloaded from the vessel Arubaborg, which was chartered by Travocéan, a company specializing in the laying and protection of submarine cables. The operation took place over the course of some twenty consecutive days at heavy-lift cargo quay GCCT 5, at Montoir de Bretagne general cargo and container terminal.
The next stages will comprise the arrival of a shipload of blades from Spain in a few days’ time, and the transfer by sea of around forty nacelles produced at General Electric’s Montoir de Bretagne factory to the pre-assembly facility in Saint Nazaire.