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Navantia secures substation contract for East Anglia one offshore wind farm in UK

Published 06 October 2016

Spanish state-owned shipbuilding firm Navantia has won a a £56m contract to construct a substation for the 714MW East Anglia 1 offshore wind farm in UK’s North Sea.

The contract, which is worth €65m ($73m) has been awarded by ScotishPower Renewables, a subsidiary of Iberdrola, to Navantia’s Puerto Real shipyard in Cadiz.

When combined, all of the components to be manufactured for the project are expected to weigh in at 7700 tonnes.

The Spanish company said that it might add an extra production line to meet the deadline for the order.

According to the terms of the agreement, Navantia will work with steel, cable and electrical accessories suppliers in UK.

It is the second contract secured by the Spanish firm on the project after being confirmed last month as fabricator of 34 turbine foundation jackets for the wind farm alongside JV partner Windar.

The East Anglia One offshore project is under the pre-construction stage and is scheduled to be completed and commissioned by 2020. It will be located 45km from the shore.

The wind farm will 102 Siemens turbines of 7 MW each. The total turbine height is estimated to reach 197m, with hub height reached around 120m.

The turbines will be mounted on grounded jackets and the depth at which these foundations will be laid could range between 30m to 42m.

Electricity produced at the wind farm could help power at least 500,000 UK homes.

Image: Navantia’s headquarters in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Courtesy of Luis García (Zaqarbal)/ Wikipedia.