The 95 transition pieces will be manufactured at the Avilés facilities starting next June.
The project execution, which will last until mid-2025, will require 2,000,000 working hours.
Iberdrola has signed an agreement with Windar Renovables for the construction of 95 transition pieces for the East Anglia Three offshore wind farm in UK waters. This is the largest order of this type of foundations to date and the production will be carried out mainly at the Asturian company’s facilities located in Avilés, in addition to the collaboration of a large number of Spanish suppliers in the manufacture of the secondary structure, which will be integrated in the Port of Avilés, prior to its shipment to the United Kingdom.
The manufacture of the 95 pieces will require more than 2,000,000 working hours during 23 months, creating 400 jobs. Production will start next June and each of these pieces will have maximum dimensions of 20 meters in height, 8 meters in diameter and 300 tons in 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 once it is commissioned in 2026.
East Anglia Three, will be part of the East Anglia Hub, consisting in 714 MW of installed capacity, with which it is possible to supply 630,000 British homes, and for which Windar has previously built 42 jackets and 126 pin piles.
With this new contract, Windar positions itself as a leader in the manufacture of these offshore substructures and strengthens its relationship with Iberdrola for more than 9 years, in addition to the contracts previously awarded for Iberdrola’s offshore wind farms in the United Kingdom, Germany, France and the United States.
Windar Renovables is also involved in the manufacture of this type of product for other large Iberdrola offshore wind farms, such as Baltic Eagle, in German waters (50 transition pieces) and Vineyard Wind I (62 transition pieces) off the coast of Massachusetts, USA.
According to Orlando Alonso, Windar Renovables Executive President: “the contract represents a significant step forward for our group in the offshore wind energy market that consolidates us as a world reference in the services performance from which Iberdrola will be the first beneficiary”.