Navantia-Windar net Saint-Brieuc foundation contract

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Iberdrola, through its subsidiary Ailes Marines, has awarded the joint venture Navantia-Windar a contract for the construction of 62 jackets foundations and piles needed for the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm. The contract is valued in the region of €350 million.

Specifically, the agreement includes the manufacture of the jackets by Navantia at its facilities in Fene and the piles by Windar at its headquarters in Avilés. The final assembly of all the subsets will be carried out in the facilities of the Galician shipyards.

With this historic award, a relationship of more than six years between Iberdrola and Navantia-Windar is consolidated, which adds contracts for a value close to 1,000 million euros, including the orders already completed for the Wikinger offshore wind farms, in German waters of the sea Baltic, and East Anglia One, in the United Kingdom.
In this way, as the President of Iberdrola recalled in his speech, Navantia-Windar's capacity to take advantage of the opportunities offered by a future market such as offshore wind power is consolidated, where Iberdrola is advancing towards global leadership.

Navantia-Windar stated the contract will directly employ more than 2,000 professionals. Of these, almost 1,000 correspond to jobs in Galicia and Asturias, and more than 1,100, to France (specifically, to the port of Brest, Le Havre and Saint-Quay-Portrieux). Navantia-Windar will open a plant in Brest, which will support the fabrication of 34 of the park's 62 jackets.

Saint-Brieuc is being constructed 16.3 kilometres off Brittany. Once finished, the wind farm, with a total capacity of 496 MW, will produce 1,820 GWh annually, expected to meet the annual electricity consumption of 835,000 inhabitants. The installation works will last several months and will continue until 2022. The wind farm will be fully commissioned in 2023. To do this, Iberdrola will invest €2.4 billion in its construction.

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