Ocean Winds, a Spanish offshore wind company created by EDP Renovables and Engie, has confirmed with Navantia a capacity reservation agreement to build two foundations and associated piles for the substations of two offshore wind farms in France, with a capacity of 496 MW each, which will start operating in 2025.
The reservation agreement is a step prior to the formalization of the contract. The foundations, known as jackets, will be built at Navantia's shipyard in Puerto Real (Cádiz) in early 2023. Both structures will be delivered in 2024 and 2025.
This agreement strengthens the collaboration between the multinational group OW and the Spanish public company, which has already manufactured for EDPR 20 jacket structures for the Moray West wind farm and a floating structure for its Windfloat Atlantic floating wind farm in Portugal, the latter together with its partner Windar.
This is the first agreement announced by Navantia since, last April, it presented its commercial brand Navantia Seanergies to boost its activity in the green energy sector, with a focus on the offshore offshore wind energy and hydrogen markets, where it has solid experience in the sector, with participation, since 2014 in 11 offshore energy projects in five countries, with a turnover of close to 1,000 million euros. Navantia Seanergies expects to reach orders valued at 500 million euros by 2022.
"The exponential growth forecast for offshore wind is undoubtedly an opportunity for Navantia, as it is for Spain and Europe. We want to join forces in 'pro' of a sector that will generate sustainable growth and innovation, and will contribute to create wealth and skilled employment," said the president of Navantia, Ricardo Dominguez.
"The collaboration with Ocean Winds consolidates our position as a global supplier and reliable industrial partner of several major international energy groups. Our commitment to green energy and in particular to offshore wind power will boost our business and add value to our partners," said Navantia Seanergies' director, Javier Herrador.