On July 21st. Navantia has delivered to Iberdrola the first ‘jacket type’ foundations for Wikinger offshore wind farm, which have been built in Navantia’s Fene shipyard by the consortium Navantia-Windar.
Thus, throughout August it will be carried out the delivery of the remaining components, and the contract signed on 18 December 2014 between the two companies will be successfully fulfilled. The contract, a success in budget, time and quality, involved the construction and delivery on board of 29 structures type jackets and 116 piles in Navantia’s Fene facilities and Windar facilities in Aviles. The project has meant for this area about 650,000 hours, which resulted in some 2,000 jobs created (direct and indirect). The President of Navantia, Jose Manuel Revuelta stated that “this contract positions Navantia as a reference builder for wind farms offshore structures, a growing sector in Europe, mainly in the UK and Germany. It also allows Navantia diversify its range of activity and provide a complementary workload to the naval sector”