Navantia and Windar consortium wins contract for Statoil


Navantia and the Asturian company Windar renovables sealed yesterday in Oslo their second contract in the offshore wind sector in half a year.

Hywind Scotland, a subsidiary of Statoil, has just awarded this alliance of companies the construction of five floating superstructures that are designed to hold six megawatts of wind turbines offshore. The order will be executed entirely at Navantia Fene’s facilities.

The platforms for Statoil, the Norwegian energy giant, will be installed in the world’s first floating offshore wind farm in Hywind (Scotland) and their dimensions are superlative. They will weigh 3,500 tonnes – seven times more than each of the jackets contracted for Iberdrola -, be 90 metres long and have a diameter of 14.5 metres.

Navantia maintains that this order will involve some 400,000 hours of work and has reported that it will start up around December of this year. The last of the components is due to be delivered in February 2017. The new work represents a boost to the joint commitment of the public company and Windar renovables to the offshore wind sector, where they are competing in six other international tenders for as many orders.