Acta Marine supports offshore wind in France from new Saint-Nazaire office

Coastal Chariot © Acta Marine

Dutch vessel operator Acta Marine is opening a new office in Saint-Nazaire to support the growing offshore wind market in France. The company will have a wide range of vessels available for charter.

The local team, consisting of Audrie Jordan & Clément Danieau, will assist with marine support requirements.

Currently France’ first commercial-scale offshore wind project, the 480 MW Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm, is being realised some 12 km off the off the Loire-Atlantique coastt, on top of the Banc de Guérande. Responsible for the project is Parc du Banc de Guérande, a joint venture between French energy company EDF Renouvelables and the Canadian energy infrastructure company Enbridge Inc. It will consist of 80 GE Haliade 150-6 MW offshore wind turbines. The wind farm is scheduled to be operational in the summer of 2022.

Acta Marine said it will have a wide range of vessels available for charter in support of offshore wind farm construction in France. One of the company’s vessels, the DP1 Ultra Shallow Draft Multipurpose Support Vessel Coastal Chariot, recently supported the offshore cable pull-in operations off the Courance beach in shallow waters. The export cables will connect the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm.