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GE Renewable Energy and ACTA MARINE sign contract for Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm Service Operation Vessel

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GE Renewable Energy and ACTA MARINE sign contract for Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm Service Operation Vessel

Public release: 22/09/2021 – 15h (CET)

• The Service Operation Vessel will support the GE Wind Turbines Mechanical Completion and
Commissioning phase of the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm construction
• The installation is due to begin in the second quarter of 2022
• The Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm will be equipped with 80 Haliade 150-6 MW and will
have an installed capacity of 450 MW

Nantes – France – September 22, 2021 — GE Renewable Energy and ACTA MARINE announced the signature of a supply contract for the chartering of a Service Operations Vessel (SOV) for thecommissioning activities of 80 Haliade 150-6MW turbines at the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm
(“Parc éolien en mer de Saint-Nazaire”).

The vessel, ACTA AURIGA, is owned and operated by the Dutch shipping company ACTA MARINE, and
will start operating on behalf of GE Renewable Energy in the second quarter of 2022, when the offshore
wind turbine installation is set to begin. Departing from the logistical hub operated by GE on the Port
of Saint-Nazaire, the vessel will assist in the mechanical completion and commissioning of the 80
Haliade 150-6MW offshore wind turbines located approximatively 12km off the coast. ACTA AURIGA
will also provide safe accommodation and transportation for the project personnel and will have the
capacity to transport goods that are needed offshore.

John Higgins, Project Management Leader at GE Renewable Energy Offshore Wind says: “We are very
happy to collaborate for the first time with ACTA MARINE and to be able to charter the ACTA AURIGA
SOV during the mechanical completion and commissioning phases.

I trust that the quality of the vessel’s design and the skills of their teams will support our project teams
in executing the offshore works on time and with quality. As a key player in the offshore wind industry,
we continue to develop a network of high skilled suppliers that will be able to help us provide the best
service to our customers.”

Simon Anink, General Manager Commerce at ACTA MARINE comments: “We are very pleased that
the experienced team of GE Renewable Energy has chosen our walk to work vessel ACTA AURIGA for
the offshore works on Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm and we are proud to be part of the first large
scale offshore wind development in France. We are convinced the ACTA AURIGA will be a good fit for
the project and will provide a comfortable stay for the technicians offshore and an efficient execution
of the offshore scope for GE’s project team.”

The Saint-Nazaire offshore windfarm (“Parc éolien en mer de Saint-Nazaire”), located off the coast of
Saint-Nazaire (FR), is managed by a consortium between EDF Renouvelables and Enbridge, and will be
the first commercial wind farm in France. It is a key milestone in the development of renewable energy
in France and a first step in the offshore wind sector to support France’s renewable energy goals.
Commissioning is due to be completed by the end of 2022.

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