Ocean Winds, Navantia Seanergies Sign Floating Offshore Wind Agreement
Madrid-based Ocean Winds has signed a reserved capacity agreement with Navantia Seanergies for the manufacture of elements for future offshore wind farms internationally, including floating structures for future wind farms in Spain, Portugal, and other European countries.
The contract will enable the companies to construct a large number of components for the offshore wind market between 2027 and 2031, with the possibility of extending it for two more years.
The production will be mainly carried out at Navantia Seanergies’ facilities in Spain, where the company is already developing this business at its shipyards in Fene and Puerto Real, but it will also be able to put value to other production assets in different locations, such as Navantia’s facility in Brest (France) and other locations such as foreign ports in Spain or in the countries where the wind farms are located, the partners said.
During this five-year period, Navantia Seanergies will deliver an average of between eight and twelve floating foundations per year, combining this type of components with others for the offshore wind farms to be developed by Ocean Winds.
Thus, the agreement will generate an average of two million hours per year, mainly in Fene and Puerto Real, which will translate into an average of 1,000 direct jobs.
“Since the inception of our WindFloat prototype in 2011 in Portugal, we have been convinced of the potential of the Iberian Peninsula to become a hub for the floating offshore wind energy sector”, said Bautista Rodriguez, CEO of Ocean Winds.
“With this agreement, Ocean Winds continues its commitment to this technology and is preparing, hand in hand with our historical partner Navantia, future projects in the framework of the acceleration of the offshore wind energy targets announced by both Spain and Portugal.”
This agreement strengthens the collaboration between Ocean Winds, created by EDPR and ENGIE, and Navantia Seanergies.
In 2022, Ocean Winds awarded the Navantia-Windar consortium a contract for the supply of 14 XXL monopiles for the Moray West offshore wind farm in the UK and the manufacturing of 62 jackets for the Dieppe le Tréport wind farm in France, both projects currently under execution at Navantia Fene.
In addition, Ocean Winds awarded Navantia Seanergies its first turnkey (EPC) contract consisting of two substation jackets, one of them for the Dieppe le Tréport electrical substation and the second for the Îles d’Yeu et Noirmoutier wind farm. Both projects are executed at Navantia Puerto Real.
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