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Spain's Navantia starts building jackets for Moray East

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August 1 (Renewables Now) - Spanish state-owned shipbuilder Navantia SA has started this week to manufacture 20 upper jackets for the 950-MW Moray East offshore wind farm in Scottish waters.

The contract to build and deliver the jackets has been awarded by Belgian steel construction company Smulders, the shipbuilder said Wednesday.

The jackets, each weighing approximately 460 tonnes, will be built at the company’s shipyard in Puerto Real, Andalusia. The load-out will take place in two stages with the first shipment departing in the last quarter of 2019. The last batch is scheduled to leave the shipyard in the spring of 2020.

The manufacturing phase will create some 250 local jobs representing 382,000 billable hours for Navantia, the company said.

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