Iberdrola, through its subsidiary Ailes Marines, has awarded Navantia-Windar a contract to construct the jacket-type foundations for the Saint-Brieuc offshore windfarm off the coast of Brittany, France
The contract, valued at €350M (US$395M), is the largest in Navantia-Windar’s history in the offshore wind sector.
Navantia will manufacture the jackets at its facilities in Fene. Windar will fabricate the piles for the foundations at its Avilés headquarters. Final assembly of all subassemblies will be carried out at the Spanish shipyard.
In addition to creating manufacturing work in Spain, the Saint-Brieuc deal will see Navantia-Windar open a facility in Brest, France, where some fabrication work will be carried out on elements of 34 of the windfarm’s 62 jacket foundations.
This contract strengthens a six-year relationship between Iberdrola and Navantia-Windar that has seen the Spanish joint venture complete work worth close to €1Bn for projects in Germany and the UK.
The Saint-Brieuc offshore windfarm will have a capacity of approximately 500 MW and is due to enter into operation in 2023.