MELCAL has secured a contract from Chantiers de l’Atlantique for the construction of one stiff boom crane and two electrical driven type davits. Chantiers de l’Atlantique, in fact, is in charge for the EPCI of Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm substation. The 480MW Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm, co-owned by EDF Renewables and Enbridge, will be located from 12 km and to 20 km off the coast of the Guérande peninsula in western France. The project is expected to generate enough electricity to supply 20% of the Loire-Atlantique department power.

MELCAL is requested to supply a crane with capacity to lift the auxiliary transformer, containers and light maintenance tools from primary boat landing to their dedicated location on the roof deck. Crane design activities has already kicked off, production will start in 2020.

MELCAL will supply also two davit cranes to be installed on utility and cellar deck of the OSS. This lifting equipment shall allow transporting, safely and efficiently, tools and spare parts from the deck to crew vessels or small ships. Capacity of boat landing cranes will be 1000 kg at 5 meters from the boat landing fenders.

Commenting the latest news, MELCAL CEO, Benedetto Catanzaro, said: “This contract follows 2016 order for Rentel OSS and confirms our positive results in wind projects. We are pleased to continue working with Chantiers de l’Atlantique”.