Fred Olsen Windcarrier has been picked to install turbines at the Saint Brieuc offshore wind farm that will be among the first operating in French waters.

The Norwegian group will deploy a vessel during spring 2023 at the project site off northwest France for installation of its 62 8MW Siemens Gamesa machines.

The contract – Fred Olsen Windcarrier’s first for large-scale work in French waters – came as Siemens Gamesa said the company is a “reliable and solution-oriented partner” for installation of its turbines.