The wind turbines are not placed directly on the seabed—they are placed on foundations. Out of the various structures that exist (monopile, triple pile, gravity base, and floating base), Ailes Marines has selected jacket foundations (metal lattice).


Jacket foundations are:

  • An appropriate technical solution for the seabed conditions in the Bay and for the very deep water, whose actual depth varies considerably across the site
  • A solution that has been developed with fishing organisations, which expressed a preference for this type of foundation
  • A sustainable industrial solution, as this type of foundation can be exported, especially for projects in the pipeline in Europe. Their fabrication could thus become sustainable.
  • An optimised solution for offshore installation
  • A solution that facilitates dismantlement, as the steel the foundations are made of is suitable for recycling


diagram of a jacket foundation

Diagram of a jacket foundation