RES has signed its first offshore maintenance contract in France with Ailes Marines (a subsidiary of Iberdrola) for the maintenance and upkeep of the St Brieuc offshore substation.

RES will carry out preventive and corrective maintenance on the equipment and structure of the offshore substation.

This project allows RES to deploy its experience in offshore maintenance in France (more than 2.5GW under maintenance contract in the UK) whilst participating in structuring the French industrial sector.

Over the past couple of years, RES and VALEMO have been identifying local contractors with the support of Bretagne Ocean Power to include local company in the offshore project. Using local (or French) contractors is extremely important to RES and Ailes Marines to give back to the communities in which we work.

Martin Lemaistre, managing director: “It’s an honour to be supporting Ailes Marines and the emerging offshore market in France. The signing of this contract marks the first step in the deployment of RES’ offshore activities in France.”

Image source: Courtesy of RES © / Credit © C.Beyssier Ailes Marines/Iberdrola

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