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Navantia picked for offshore substation jacket construction

Jun 8, 2022
Substations
Posted by Patrick Haddad

Ocean Winds, a Spanish company dedicated to offshore wind energy created by EDP Renewables (EDPR) and ENGIE, has confirmed a capacity reservation agreement with Navantia to build two jacket type foundations and associated piles for the substations of two offshore wind farms in France.

The substation jackets will be destined for the “îles d’Yeu et Noirmoutier” and “Dieppe Le Tréport” wind farms, with a generation capacity of 496 MW each and start operations from 2025.

The reservation agreement is a step prior to the formalization of the contract. The jackets will be built at the Navantia shipyard in Puerto Real (Cádiz), where they will generate approximately 380,000 hours of work.

The initial engineering works have already begun and the shipyard will start charging early: the construction of the jackets will begin in early 2023. Both structures will be delivered in 2024 and 2025. This project marks a milestone for Navantia Seenergies, since It will be his first project in the EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) modality, thus being responsible for the design and turnkey manufacturing of the structures.

This agreement strengthens the collaboration between the multinational group OW and the Spanish public company, which has already manufactured 20 jacket-type structures for EDPR for the Moray West wind farm and a floating structure for its Windfloat Atlantic floating wind farm in Portugal, the latter together with its partner Windar.

“The exponential growth forecast for offshore wind power is undoubtedly an opportunity for Navantia, as it is for Spain and Europe. We want to join forces in favor of a sector that will generate sustainable growth and innovation, and will contribute to creating wealth and qualified employment”, stated the president of Navantia, Ricardo Domínguez.

“The collaboration with Ocean Winds consolidates our position as a global supplier and reliable industrial partner of several of the main international energy groups. Our commitment to green energy, and in particular to offshore wind power, is going to boost our business and add value to our partners”, stated the director of Navantia Seenergies, Javier Herrador.

Source: Navantia

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