Navantia constructs first Saint-Brieuc jacket

In: Windfarms
Navantia has finalised, at its shipyard in Fene (A Coruña), the construction of the first jacket for the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm, which Iberdrola off the coast of Brittany (France).

This milestone follows the reception of the first batch of components manufactured at the French port of Brest. The components have been assembled to the main blocks manufactured in Fene by the Navantia-Windar joint venture and its collaborating companies.

This work has been carried out with a 1,600-tonne caterpillar crane, due to the dimensions and weight of these jackets, (over 74 metres and 1,100 tonnes).

At the same time, 40 of the 62 jackets included in the contract with Iberdrola are already in different construction stages.

In the coming months and until the delivery of the last units, scheduled for the third quarter of 2022, this programme is expected to support 1,000 jobs in the Spanish region, in addition to the works carried out by Spanish companies in Brest, which has created about 2,000 jobs in Brittany.

The 496 MW
Saint-Brieuc wind farm, 16 km off the French coast, will feature 62 Siemens Gamesa SG 8.0-167 DD turbines, standing at 207 metres high. It is being developed by Ailes Marines, subsidiary of Spanish energy giant Iberdrola. Covering an area of 75km2 the project will be the first large-scale offshore wind farm in Brittany and, when operational in 2023, it will be capable of generating 1,820 GWh/year of electricity, expected to meet the demands of  835,000 people.

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