A consortium formed by Spanish shipbuilder Navantia and wind towers manufacturer Windar has signed a capacity reservation agreement for the fabrication of jacket foundations for the 496-MW Dieppe Le Treport offshore wind farm project located off the northern coast of France, Navantia said on Monday.
The agreement will soon progress into a contract and give the Navantia-Windar partnership the opportunity to work on their largest project to date, the shipbuilder said.
The Dieppe Le Treport project is owned by French utility Engie SA (EPA:ENGI), Portugal’s EDP Renovaveis SA (ELI:EDPR), Japan’s Sumitomo Corp (TYO:8053) and French financial institution Caisse des Depots Group.
The Navantia-Windar duo will manufacture 62 four-legged jackets for this contract. Navantia expects works to start at the Fene shipyard, northwestern Spain, in the first quarter of 2023.
Additionally, Navantia Seanergies, the shipbuilder’s offshore wind and hydrogen-focused brand, will build two jackets for electrical substations. One of them is for Dieppe Le Treport and the other one is for the Yeu-Noirmoutier offshore wind project off France’s west coast.
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