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Acteon joins Saipem on French offshore wind project

Acteon has secured a contract with Saipem to provide casing installation and drilling support at the Courseulles-sur-Mer offshore wind project in France.

The work scope includes creating 64 open-hole sockets for casing installation, providing a bespoke drilling system to suit the socket specifications, and providing a drilling leader tower to support drilling activities and casing installation.

Acteon will also supply ancillary items including a spoil handling system, a soil swivel, sonar surveys, a casing handling system, a carriage guide assembly and a drill bit jetting system.

The contract was signed by LDD, a product and service line brand in the Acteon foundations and cables segment, and will be managed by the Acteon integrated solutions (AIS) team.

The engineering and tooling phase has commenced, while the offshore operations are scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2022.

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Courseulles-sur-Mer, also known as the Calvados offshore wind project, will comprise 64 Siemens Gamesa SWT-7.0-154 Direct Drive turbines installed more than 10 kilometers from the Bessin coastline.

The 450 MW wind farm is scheduled to become operational in 2024.