Ocean Winds reserves capacity with Navantia for French projects

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 07/06/2022 Navantia
Ocean Winds has confirmed a capacity reservation agreement with Navantia to build two jacket type foundations and associated piles for the substations of two offshore wind farms in France. It concerns the îles d'Yeu et Noirmoutier and Dieppe le Tréport with a generation capacity of 496 MW each and start operations from 2025.

The reservation agreement is a step prior to formalising the contract. The jackets will be built at the Navantia shipyard in Puerto Real (Cádiz), where they will generate approximately 380,000 hours of work.

The initial engineering works have already begun and the shipyard will start charging early: the construction of the jackets will begin in early 2023. Both structures will be delivered in 2024 and 2025. This project marks a milestone for Navantia Seenergies, since it will be his first project in the EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) modality, being responsible for the design and turnkey manufacturing of the structures.

“The exponential growth forecast for offshore wind power is undoubtedly an opportunity for Navantia, as it is for Spain and Europe. We want to join forces in favor of a sector that will generate sustainable growth and innovation, and will contribute to creating wealth and qualified employment”,
stated the president of Navantia, Ricardo Domínguez.

“The collaboration with Ocean Winds consolidates our position as a global supplier and reliable industrial partner of several of the main international energy groups. Our commitment to green energy, and in particular to offshore wind power, is going to boost our business and add value to our partners”,
stated the director of Navantia Seenergies, Javier Herrador.

îles d'Yeu et Noirmoutier and Dieppe le Tréport offshore wind farms are being developed by Ocean Winds, a 50-50 joint venture in 2020 by EDP Renewables and ENGIE. They each will have a capacity of 496 MW and will feature both Siemens Gamesa offshore Direct Drive turbines.

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