Navantia completes substation for Iberdrola's 350-MW Wikinger

Source: Scottish Power Ltd ( License: All Rights Reserved.

August 9 (SeeNews) - Spanish state-owned shipbuilder Navantia and Spanish utility Iberdrola (BME:IBE) on Monday held an event to mark the completion of the substation for the latter's 350-MW Wikinger offshore wind farm in Germany.

The event was also co-hosted by 50 Hertz, the electricity system operator in the region of the EUR-1.4-billion (USD 1.5bn) wind farm.

The substation, built by Navantia at the Puerto Real shipyard, will be transported by barge to Germany this month. The whole structure, including substation, jackets, offshore platform and piles, weighs about 8,500 tonnes.

"The prominent role of Spanish industry in this project shines brightly with the construction of the substation and its platform at these Navantia shipyards; the 29 wind turbine platforms at the Navantia shipyards at the Ferrol Ria; the piles that will secure these platforms, the wind turbine towers crafted in Aviles by the Asturian company Windar, and, last but not least, the wind turbines built by Gamesa," Iberdrola's chairman Ignacio Galan said.   

The wind farm will consist of 70 turbines and is due to become operational at the end of 2017.  

(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.100)

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