Iberdrola this week started the transfer of the first four of 62 jacket foundations for the near-500MW Saint Brieuc wind farm off Brittany, France.

The jackets left the Navantia Seanergies shipyard in Fene near A Coruña in Spain to be transported for more than 1,500km in a 122-metre-long barge by contractor Van Oord towards the port of Brest in the English Channel.

The Saint-Brieuc foundations rest on three legs. Each of them is up to 75 metres high, 25 metres wide and weighs 1,150 tonnes.