HAZEMEYER equips France’s largest offshore renewable energy project
Postd at 1 February 2021 in News.
A few hours before Christmas, Hazemeyer was entrusted with the construction of 9 HV/LV electrical substations and Liberty low-voltage switchboards for an offshore renewable energy project. This project is designed to supply medium-voltage power to the new French industrial platform at the Grand Port Maritime du Havre.
France’s largest offshore renewable energy project
Scheduled to come on stream at the end of 2021 / beginning of 2022, this ultra-modern plant, built on a 36-hectare site in the port of Le Havre, on the very spot where the passengers of the great transatlantic liners used to embark, will be dedicated to the manufacture of blades and the assembly of wind turbine nacelles at sea. Eventually, the factory will employ 750 people and will enable France to considerably develop its energy production from offshore wind turbines. This new production site will be the first of its kind to manufacture both blades and nacelles. The wind turbines produced will be destined not only for future French wind farms but the export market could also eventually be addressed from the port of Le Havre.
The Ministry of Ecological Transition has made offshore wind energy a major development axis in its’ roadmap for the energy transition with a target of 5 gigawatt by 2028. This means of producing electricity without CO2 combines technological excellence with a performance superior to other renewable energies. Offshore wind farms can produce up to 60% more energy than onshore wind turbines.
Hazemeyer, a major player in the energy transition
By taking part in France’s largest industrial project on renewable energies, Hazemeyer is reinforcing its’ expertise in energy transition, which began 40 years ago. Hazemeyer puts this know-how at the service of all its clients in the most demanding fields of Energy, Transport, Health and Data Centres by offering tailor-made energy distribution solutions.
Hazemeyer has long been recognised as a supplier of high and low voltage solutions in the industrial sector and particularly in the supply of electrical substations in prefabricated concrete or metal substations. And this both in France and internationally. This expertise has reassured our client in its choice of equipment for industry. Ambitious delivery times are a major issue on this project. The entire delivery station and the 9 electrical substations equipped with Liberty type switchboards are to be delivered in less than 6 months. We have relied on our usual partners to meet our commitments and control the risks inherent in this type of multi-technical project. For this type of solution, our experienced project team knows how to respond to the client’s needs and the challenges of the project. We would like to thank them for their involvement and expertise.
Bernard Charpentier and Raphaël Lauwers – Hazemeyer sales team / SGRE project
As a leading manufacturer of low voltage switchboards in the industry and supplier of HV/LV solutions, Hazemeyer is proud to accompany its client in this innovative project for the construction of an offshore wind turbine plant. This project is perfectly in line with our desire to develop activities oriented towards renewable energies and energy transition.
Loïc DUVAL – Hazemeyer Business Manager
The energy transition is in our view fundamental for the next decade and we have already been working on it for several years. This is very important for us as industrialists. Our global and multi-technical offers are optimised to meet the needs of these applications, which require adaptability, security of power supply and advanced modularity. Complete prefabricated substations have the advantage of being tested in the factory and quickly commissioned on the final site. With more than 40 years of experience, our solutions have already proven themselves in nuclear, biomass, hydrogen and electric mobility applications.
Manuel Pires – Package & Solutions Business Manager