The President of the Xunta de Galicia, Alberto Núñez Feijoo, toured the workshops where the second offshore wind power contract awarded by the alliance formed by Navantia and the Asturian company Windar renovables has just begun.
Before the start-up, Núñez Feijoo, the Regional Minister of Industry, Francisco Conde, the President of Navantia, José Manuel Revuelta, and the head of Windar, Orlando Alonso, among others, held a meeting with executives from Iberdrola and Statoil to discuss the two firm contracts and the prospects for growth in this sector.
Feijoo underlined the importance of the diversification undertaken by Navantia and highlighted the contracts underway.
In addition to the manufacture of the 29 jackets for Iberdrola, the former Astano is now working on the Hywind project, valued at 215 million euros. These are cylinder-shaped superstructures made up of steel rings which, at their widest part, are 15 metres long and 91 metres high.
The first will be launched next summer, bringing activity to the slipways of the Perlío plant for the first time in more than a decade.
LA VOZ DE GALICIA