At its shipyard in Fene (A Coruña), Navantia has finalized the construction of the first jacket for the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm.
This milestone follows the reception of the first batch of components manufactured at the French port of Brest. The components have been assembled to the main blocks manufactured in Fene by the Navantia-Windar joint venture and its collaborating companies.
This work has been carried out with a 1,600-tonne crane, due to the dimensions and weight of these jackets, (over 74 metres and 1,100 tonnes).
At the same time, 40 of the 62 jackets included in the contract with Iberdrola are already in different construction stages.
With an investment of 2.4 billion euros, Saint-Brieuc is Iberdrola’s first offshore wind-energy project in France. The farm, with a total installed capacity of 496 megawatts (MW), will enable the supply of clean energy to a population equivalent of 835,000 people; nearly 9% of Brittany’s total electricity consumption.