- It is Navantia-Windar’s largest monopile order to date.
- The monopiles will be built in the new facilities of the shipyard in Fene (A Coruña).
Navantia Seanergies and Windar will manufacture 45 monopiles for Iberdrola for the East Anglia 3 offshore wind farm. This is the largest contract of this type of foundations for Navantia-Windar to date. Production will take place at Navantia and Windar’s monopile factory located in Fene shipyard (A Coruña).
The order will involve 900,000 hours over 15 months and will start in June 2023, generating around 450 jobs between Navantia, Windar and the collaborating auxiliary industry.
When commissioned in 2026, the park where the monopiles will be installed will have a generating capacity of 1,400 MW, enough to supply 1.3 million households with clean energy.
With this new order, Navantia Seanergies-Windar strengthens its position in this product line and consolidates a relationship of more than nine years with Iberdrola, with contracts worth more than 1,000 million euros, with orders for Iberdrola’s offshore wind farms in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and the United States.
These monopiles will have a maximum length of 84 metres, weigh 1800 tonnes and have a diameter of 10.6 metres. These foundations correspond to the East Anglia 3 wind farm, which is located within the East Anglia complex in British waters and for which Navantia delivered already a substation and Navantia with Windar delivered 42 jackets.
This is the largest order to date for the monopile factory located in Fene, a facility in which Navantia and Windar have invested 36 million euros. The works at this factory have involved the adaptation of a warehouse for bending thick metal sheets up to 16 metres in diameter, new paint booths and storage areas for finished products, as well as the latest technology equipment required for manufacturing.
“This contract is an important step for the Fene factory and for our participation in the offshore wind energy market, consolidating us as a manufacturer that can build the three types of foundations of an offshore wind farm. Our commitment to green energy is a commitment to more sustainable growth and, at the same time, to the industry of our country,” said the president of Navantia, Ricardo Domínguez.
For Orlando Alonso, CEO of Windar Renovables, “the new factory where this order will be produced allows our business alliance to provide a world-class service, of which Iberdrola will be the first beneficiary. We are leading global players, we incorporate our own innovations in our plants and we have more than enough capacity to meet the demand from wind farm developers”.