Fostering floating offshore in France – 8.2 Consulting AG advises Quadran Énergies Libres
(WK-intern) – 8.2 Consulting AG supported Quadran – Énergies Libres in the planned floating offshore pilot wind farm off the coast of the French region Languedoc-Roussillon by defining the QHSE-Concept for the tendering phase.
As the step from fixed offshore to floating offshore implies a technology and development leap for the offshore wind energy industry, the development of adequate Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental (QHSE) concepts has a significant importance to deploy the new branch successfully.
The QHSE-Concept aims to establish and guarantee the health and the safety of all people as well as the minimization of the environmental impact under the constraints of a reasonable economic setting. All potential hazards and topics are mentioned and specific prevention plans and procedures are outsourced in external documents for better clarity. Conformity with all relevant laws, rules and regulations of all legal hierarchies are a necessity.
Quadran is a global player in renewable energy production and is active throughout the entire life cycle of a power plant: from site identification to decommissioning, through funding phases, construction and operating. With a team of 160 employees in 13 branches and subsidiaries in France including the overseas territories, Quadran covers the whole country and has therefore a strong local presence.
To date, Quadran operates 160 power plants in France including the overseas territories. Given the scheduled deliveries of new plants and the extension of the installed capacities, Quadran aims an installed capacity of 500 MW in 2016 and 1,000 in 2020. With a green electricity production of more than 700 GWh a year Quadran is able to cover the annual consumption of 600,000 citizens.
About 8.2 Consulting AG:
8.2 Consulting AG, founded in 2006, is specialized in technical consultancy for onshore and offshore wind assets, grid integration, PV and CHP. The services of 8.2 Consulting AG include technical inspections, construction supervision, quality assurance, QHSE-consultancy, negotiation support, ESCROW-Management, design review to premium consulting including technical due diligence and strategic support.
8.2 Consulting AG is part of the 8.2 Group, a network of 130 technical experts in the field of renewable energy, which was created in 1995 in Germany. In particular in the field of wind energy, the expertise of the group relies on the technical inspection of more than 20 000 wind turbines worldwide. The hands-on experience gathered in these inspections allows us to bring to our customers a real practical vision on our consulting services. (www.8p2.de/en/windenergie)
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