Iberdrola, through its subsidiary Ailes Marines, has awarded Navantia-Windar UTE consortium a contract for the construction of 62 jackets and piling for the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm, off the coast of Brittany.
The contract, worth €350 million, is the largest offshore wind contract for Navantia-Windar to date.
The agreement comprises the fabrication of the jackets by Navantia at its Fene facilities and the piling by Windar at its Avilés site. The final assembly of all component parts will be completed at the Galician shipyard.
The contract between Iberdrola and Navantia-Windar will help create 2,000 direct jobs.
Of these, almost 1,000 are jobs in Galicia and Asturias, and over 1,100 are distributed among several companies in France, specifically, new fabrication facilities around the ports of Brest, Le Havre and the future marshaling port which is still to be announced.
Following this contract, Navantia-Windar is to open a plant in Brest, to make the stabbings, lower joints and truss structures for 34 of the 62 jackets.
Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm will have 496 MW capacity, and will generate enough clean energy to meet the electricity needs of nearly one million people. The wind farm is due to come onstream in 2023.
To achieve this, Iberdrola will invest €2.4 billion. This new facility reaffirms Iberdrola’s commitment to the French market, where it expects to invest up to €4 billion over the next four years.