Tuesday, May 30, 2023

We provided the transition piece to Winder for our East Anglia 3 offshore wind farm in the UK

Iberdrola has signed an agreement with Windar Renewables to build 95 transition pieces for the East Anglia Three offshore wind farm in United Kingdom waters. This is the largest order ever for this type of foundation and will be produced in the facilities of the Asturian company, mainly based in Aviles, in addition to collaborating with a large number of Spanish suppliers in the construction of the secondary structure. , which will be integrated at the Port of Aviles before shipment to the United Kingdom.

Manufacturing the 95 pieces would require more than 2,000,000 man hours of work over 23 months, creating 400 jobs. Production will start next June and each of these elements will have maximum dimensions of 20 meters in height, 8 meters in diameter and 300 tonnes of weight.

East Anglia Three, 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 when commissioned in 2026.

East Anglia Three will form part of the East Anglia complex, which currently has an installed capacity of 714 MW, with which it is possible to supply 630,000 British homes, and for which Winder had previously built 42 jackets and 126 pin piles.

With this new contract, Windar is positioned as a leader in the construction of these offshore structures and strengthens its relationship with Iberdrola for more than 9 years, with Iberdrola’s offshore wind farms in the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Adds to the contracts given earlier for. America.

Currently, Windar Renewables also participates in the manufacture of this type of product for other large Iberdrola marine parks, such as Baltic Eagle, in German waters (50 transition pieces) and Vineyard Wind I (62 transition pieces) on the coast. From Massachusetts, USA.

According to Orlando Alonso, Executive President of Windar Renewables, “The contract represents an advance for our group in the offshore wind energy market that consolidates us as a world reference in the provision of services, of which Iberdrola will be the first beneficiary”.

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