Iberdrola has awarded Navantia Puerto Real contract worth almost €65 million to build a substation for the East Anglia One offshore wind farm, which the electric utility is currently developing in English water. The 714-MW East Anglia One will be one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world when it is commissioned in the year 2020.
According to the terms of the contract, Navantia’s shipbuilding facilities in Puerto Real will be in charge of building the various components that make up the new substation, which will weigh over 7.7 tonnes when complete. It will provide jobs for 350 professionals, with upwards of 600 jobs during busy times, over the next two years.
Ignacio Galán, Chairman of Iberdrola, said: “Given the consolidation of this new line of production at Navantia, it may go on to receive subsequent orders for our upcoming offshore wind farm projects in the UK, France, and Germany.”
This award is the fourth to be made to Navantia by Iberdrola over a two-year period for the supply of various items of infrastructure belonging to the offshore wind-power projects that are currently being undertaken by the company in European waters. For example, the company built the offshore substation for the Wikinger wind farm that Iberdrola is building in the Baltic Sea off Germany, which was delivered last August and has since been installed on site.
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