Wind Energy – Transition Pieces
Iberdrola has signed an agreement with Windar Renovables to build 95 transition pieces for the East Anglia 3 offshore wind farm in UK waters.
This is the largest order of this type of foundations to date and production will be carried out mainly at the Asturian company’s facilities located in Avilés, in addition to the collaboration of a large number of Spanish suppliers in the manufacture of the secondary structure, which will be integrated at the Port of Avilés, prior to its shipment to the United Kingdom.
The manufacture of the 95 pieces will require more than 2,000,000 working hours over 23 months and will generate 400 jobs. Production will begin next June and each of these elements will have a maximum height of 20 metres, a diameter of 8 metres and a weight of 300 tonnes.East Anglia 3, which will be located off the Norfolk coast and will have a capacity of 1,400 megawatts (MW), enough to supply 1.3 million homes with clean energy once it is commissioned in 2026.
With this new contract, Windar positions itself as a leader in the manufacture of these offshore substructures and strengthens its relationship with Iberdrola for more than 9 years, adding to the contracts previously awarded for Iberdrola’s offshore wind farms in the United Kingdom, Germany, France and the United States.