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Iberdrola, through its subsidiary company Ailes Marines, has awarded the UTE Navantia-Windar the construction of 62 “jackets” (platforms that support wind turbines and marine) and of the piles required for the wind farm “offshore” of Saint-Brieuc, that the energy develops in the waters of the French Brittany.
The contract, whose total value amounts to 350 million , is the largest in the history of Navantia-Windar in the sector of offshore wind power and has been subscribed this morning in the shipyard of Navantia in Fene (A Coruña, spain ) by the chairman of Iberdrola, Ignacio Galán, the president of Navantia, Susana Sarriá; and the president of Windar, Orlando Alonso; in the presence of the president of the Xunta of Galicia, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, and the Government delegate in Galicia, Javier Losada.
In particular, the agreement includes the production of the “jackets” on the part of Navantia in its facilities in Fene and the stilts by part of Windar at its headquarters in Avilés. The final assembly of all subassemblies will be performed in the facilities of the galician shipyards.
With this historic award is established a ratio of more than six years between Iberdrola and Navantia-Windar – sum contracts for a value close to 1,000 million euros, including the orders already completed for the offshore wind farms Wikinger, in the German waters of the Baltic sea, and East Anglia One, in the United Kingdom.
In this way, as reminded by the president of Iberdrola, in its intervention, strengthens the capacity of Navantia-Windar to take advantage of opportunities that offers a future market as is the case with offshore wind power, in which Iberdrola moves forward toward global leadership.
In this regard, Ignacio Galán has been pointed out that, with this contract, in addition to advancing a clean energy such as offshore wind power, “we show that the green economy is a major center of industrialization , and of sustainable employment and quality, now that the revitalization of the activity is more important than ever.” In addition, it has added Galán, “it confirms Europe as the great common project for the benefit of all . A Europe that is united and strong, in the companies of galicia, asturias and basque can make contributions that are highly relevant to infrastructure, as well as this offshore wind farm of Saint-Brieuc”.
For his part, the president of Navantia, Susana de Sarrià, has featured the numerous challenges of this sector as dynamic , and that continues to grow and opening up new perspectives, and in which. Navantia and Windar hope to continue accompanying Iberdrola offering the best service, and promoting the industrialization in the areas where we are established.
The agreement signed today between Iberdrola and Navantia-Windar give employment to more than 2,000 professionals from direct . Of them, nearly 1,000 of which correspond to jobs generated in Navantia-Windar in Galicia and Asturias, and over 1,100, spread across various companies in France. In particular, the port of Brest, le Havre and the future base of operations (yet to decide). A novelty of this contract is that Navantia-Windar will open a plant in Brest , where are to be manufactured stabbings, bottom loops, and the lattice structure for 34 of the 62 “jackets” of the park.
these more than 2,000 direct jobs will be added several thousands of jobs that will be generated in local contractors , both in Spain and in France.
The offshore wind farm of Saint-Brieuc will have a total capacity of nearly 500 MW and will be able to generate enough clean energy to meet the electricity consumption of close to a million people. Located in the waters of the French Brittany, in an area of approximately 78 km2, the installation is expected to begin operating in 2023.
To do so, Iberdrola will invest 2.400 million euros . This new facility demonstrates the commitment of Iberdrola for the French market, in which the company intends to invest up to eur 4,000 million in the next four years.