Windar and Navantia join forces for offshore projects


Windar renovables, in alliance with Navantia, is bidding for the award of eight offshore wind projects that would involve the manufacture of 570 off-shore components.

The two have just won an agreement for the construction of 29 jackets – the structures in which the wind turbines are installed at sea – for the Wikinger mega wind farm, promoted b Iberdrola in the North Sea. The contract involves 1.1 million hours of work over 18 months, 525,000 of which are to be carried out by the Asturian company, which has informed that 30% of this work will be carried out at the former Astano facilities, and the rest in Avilés. However, the company does not rule out increasing the volume of work to be carried out at the Perlío plant, and is confident that it will be even greater if some of the eight tenders in which it is participating with the public shipyards crystallise.

Windar renovables belongs to the Daniel Alonso Group, which has a long history in As Pontes, where it carried out work for Endesa. It claims to be a world leader in its segment of activity, with a manufacturing capacity of 1,700 towers per year at its plants in Spain, Brazil and India.