Iberdrola has awarded €160m contract to Navantia to complete the work for the 350 MW Wikinger offshore wind farm in Germany at the facilities in Puerto Real (Cádiz) and Fene (A Coruña).
Under the contract, Navantias shipyard in Fene will develop 29 jacket foundations, worth €90m, for the same number of wind turbines at the Wikinger facility whereas Navantia shipyard in Puerto Real will construct and install the offshore substation platforms, worth €70m.
Navantia will also take part in the procurement process for other offshore wind farms projects, which are being developed by Iberdrola. Over the next two years, Navantias approximately 700 employees will be involved in the project.
Located off the coast of the island of Rügen in German waters of the Baltic Sea, the Wikinger offshore wind farm project is being developed by Iberdrola.
The project will feature 70 wind turbines, each with a unit capacity of 5MW, in an area of roughly 34km2 as well as an offshore substation.
The wind farm is expected to generate enough power to meet the electricity needs of over 350,000 German households whilst reducing approximately 600,000t of CO2 emissions per year.