Ocean Winds has signed a capacity reservation agreement with the Navantia-Windar consortium to manufacture 62 jackets for wind turbines to be built in Fene (A Coruña), for its offshore wind farm in Dieppe le Tréport, in northern French waters.
As the Spanish company informed in a note, this project, which will be materialized soon in a contract, is the largest one commissioned to Windar-Navantia to date. The French wind farm in Dieppe Le Tréport will have a generating capacity of 496 MW, enough to supply sustainable electricity to 850,000 people per year from 2026.
The park is owned by the consortium formed by the Spanish company Ocean Winds (formed by the French ENGIE and the Portuguese EDP Renováveis), the Japanese Sumitomo Corporation and the French financial institution Banque des Territoires.
The fabrication works will start at the Fene shipyard in the first quarter of 2023 with an approximate duration of two years and four million working hours.
Jackets are a type of fixed foundation made of steel that serves as a base for wind turbines installed at sea. The jackets for this contract will be four-legged jackets, weighing around 1,000 tons.
In addition, Navantia Seanergies will build two substation jackets in Puerto Real, one of them for the electrical substation of this wind farm and the second one for the Îles d'Yeu et Noirmoutier wind farm. Both projects have had capacity reserved in Puerto Real since last June.
This same project will also provide additional employment for Windar Renovables, which will manufacture 248 piles at its facilities in Avilés.
Ocean Winds already announced last July the contracting to Navantia-Windar in 2022 of 14 monopiles to be built at the new factory in Fene. The monopiles are a type of fixed foundation, different from the jacket, which consists of a single pillar for each wind turbine.
Navantia Seanergies is the brand created by Navantia for the green energy business. It was launched in April 2022 with the forecast of signing contracts valued at 500 million euros in its first months and achieving a turnover of more than 350 million euros per year in the medium term.