The electrical sub-station at Belgian wind farm RentelRentel has engaged STX France following a highly competitive Europe-wide bidding process. The orderfor a wind farm electrical substation that will be sited off the coast of Belgiumrepresents 280 000 hours of work for the Saint-Nazaire shipyard.

Historically, STX France is a shipbuilder, and indeed its order book is currently healthy thanks to several prime contracts for new vessels. But the difficulties the firm encountered a few years ago impelled the group to diversify.

Now its new-found expertise in the marine renewables places the company at the front line of the sector’s development in France—and is starting to bear fruit internationally. A Dong order to supply an English offshore wind farm, has now been followed by a similar project for Rentel, off the coast of Belgium.

STX France: new international success in offshore wind

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Offshore wind: Belgium’s Rentel farm will draw on STX France’s marine expertise