Ailes Marines awards SMC (Specialist Marine Consultants) a contract to provide Vessel Inspection services on St. Brieuc Offshore Wind Farm


Ailes Marines have awarded SMC (Specialist Marine Consultants) a contract to provide Vessel Inspection services to support construction of the St-Brieuc offshore windfarm in France.

SMC will be providing local up to 3 French AVIs (Accredited Vessel Inspectors) to the project, improving local experience and aligning to both SMC and Ailes Marines commitments to developing local content and skill sets within the region. SMC’s French AVI’s will be supported by the company’s comprehensive back-office support structure, experienced marine consultants and additional AVI’s.

For reference, Ailes Marines is developing the windfarm in Brittany region, off the northwest coast of France, in the Baie de St-Brieuc. The windfarm will consist of 62 WTGs and 1 x OSS, with a total capacity of 496MW and will provide energy for 835 000 persons Ailes Marines is 100% owned by Iberdrola.

George Moore, Business Development Manager at SMC commented, “SMC are extremely pleased to be able to support construction of the St Brieuc offshore windfarm. France represents an exciting market opportunity for us and after years of supporting projects with planning phase consultancy, its great to be able to deliver ‘boots on the ground’ as physical operations are now becoming a reality. We’re pleased also to build on our relationship with Iberdrola after working closely with them for construction of the East Anglia 1 offshore windfarm in the UK. Their invitation to once again support their operations here is testament to the positive work our teams have been delivering to them for a number of years now”.

Graham Farrant, Marine Assurance Manager at the St Brieuc offshore windfarm stated, “We are happy to have SMC onboard to ensure we have the expertise to provide marine assurance and the assistance they have already provided to complete remote audits during the current COVID outbreak”.