First monopile for the East Anglia THREE offshore wind farm completed

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  • Navantia Seanergies and Windar Renovables have completed the first monopile for Scottish Power’s (Iberdrola) East Anglia THREE offshore wind farm, following on from the previous Moray West project.
  • The monopile, which will be followed by 44 more, is already in the storage area of the Fene shipyard.

The monopile factory at the Navantia Seanergies shipyard in Fene, built by Navantia and Windar Renovables and equipped with important specific production means, has completed the first monopile for the East Anglia Three offshore wind farm (Scotland), which is being developed by Scottish Power (Iberdrola).

The contract for 45 monopiles, signed in April last year, will involve a total of 900,000 hours of work during a 15-month execution period, which is already generating around 450 jobs between Navantia, Windar and the collaborating auxiliary industry.

The first monopile, with maximum dimensions of 84 metres in length, 1800 tonnes in weight and 10.6 metres in diameter, is already in the shipyard’s storage area, after completing the monopile fabrication and the painting workshop.

These foundations are for the East Anglia THREE wind farm, which is located within the East Anglia offshore wind complex (2,900MW), in British waters and of which 42 jackets belonging to the East Anglia ONE project and a substation were also built at Navantia Seanergies’ facilities.

With this new order, Navantia Seanergies – Windar Renovables strengthens its position in this product line and consolidates a relationship of more than ten years with Scottish Power’s parent group, with contracts worth more than 1,000 million euros, with orders for Iberdrola’s offshore wind farms in the United Kingdom, Germany, France and the United States.