NAVANTIA signs with IBERDROLA the contracts for the construction of 42 jackets for the offshore wind farm East Anglia One
NAVANTIA and Windar have concluded the bargaining talks with Iberdrola and with its affiliated company in the United Kingdom, Scottish Power, and have signed the final contract for the construction of 42 jackets for the offshore wind farm East Anglia One. The signing of this contract takes place after the Memorandum of Understanding for the construction of 34 jackets, which was signed by the parties on October 26th, and which was later expanded to include 42 jackets in November.
The offshore wind farm East Anglia One, once it is developed, will have an installed capacity of around 714 MW. It will be made up by 102 offshore wind turbines installed on jacket-type foundation structures, and by one electrical substation which will connect the wind farm with the United Kingdom’s electrical grid.
East Anglia One is located on the Southern side of the North Sea, on the Southeastern part, and it covers a surface of around 300 km2, around 45 km to the Southeast of the city of Lowestoft. Iberdrola is also developing the East Anglia 2 & 3 offshore wind farms, which currently are in their feasibility study stage.
The scope of the contract, besides the 42 jackets, includes the construction of 126 piles.
The works will be carried out in 2017 and during a large part of 2018. For the most part, they will take place at the facilities which NAVANTIA has in Fene, while the piles will be built by Windar at its Avilés’ facilities.
The East Anglia One offshore wind farm must be fully operating by the end of 2018. Iberdrola has already concluded some of the contracts for this wind farm; among them is the contract recently awarded to NAVANTIA for the construction, at its Puerto Real facilities, of the electrical substation module and of its corresponding jacket, signed on November 24th, 2016.
After the success reached by Navantia in the fulfillment of the terms and quality in the contracts for the Wikinger offshore wind farm on the German waters at the Baltic Sea, the conclusion and signing of this new order with Iberdrola constitutes a further step in the consolidation of NAVANTIA as one of Iberdrola’s preferential suppliers within the wind power industry. It is worthwhile to mention that Iberdrola awarded NAVANTIA with a prize as the Supplier of the year in the event which took place at the Iberdrola Campus on November 17th, 2016.
The contract represents for the Ferrol Inlet more than 1 Million of hours of work, which means on average around 900 jobs for the following 20 months, and consolidates NAVANTIA as a reference company for the future construction of the offshore wind farms which Iberdrola and other operators will build in the United Kingdom and in other European countries.
NAVANTIA constitutes a world reference in the design, construction and integration of warships with a high-technological content, as well as ship repairs and upgrades. Besides, its activity lines include the design and manufacturing of combat and command and control systems, integrated platform management systems, firing control systems, propulsion engines and the Life Cycle Support for all its products. Although its main activity is in the naval field, NAVANTIA also designs and manufactures systems for the Army and the Air Force.
NAVANTIA is part of Grupo SEPI, a corporate holding which includes a total of 15 state-owned companies in which it has direct, majority shareholding participations, with a final workforce of more than 73,000 professionals in 2015; the Spanish state-owned television and radio corporation, Corporación Radiotelevisión Española, which is attached to SEPI, and one public foundation. Equally, SEPI has direct minority shareholdings in a further 9 companies, and indirect shareholdings in more than one hundred companies.
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