St Briuec construction project
The project passes the halfway point and strengthens Navantia Seanergies as a global player
Navantia Seanergies, the division of the Navantia shipbuilding company created to boost green energies, has successfully accomplished more than half of the 62 jackets for St Brieuc offshore windfarm. The project, in joint venture with Windar, includes the manufacture of the elements for 34 of these jackets in Brest, in France. The structures, with 1150t and 75m high will be delivered commencing in June 2022.
At the end of the project, Navantia-Windar will have completed 170 jackets since the first deliveries of jacket foundations for the Wikinger project back in July 2016. With this record, the company confirms its role as a global player in the offshore wind sector with a wide experience that includes fixed foundations, substations and most of the floating devices installed in the world.
Navantia´s green division has participated in 11 wide scale international projects with major power companies over the last eight years, acquiring huge experience. It has strengthened its capabilities during this time with investments and infrastructure, and R&D in products, services and processes in next generation industrial robotics capacity.
The company has just set up a subsidiary company in the United Kingdom, Navantia UK, which will reinforce Navantia Seanergies’ commitment to its UK industrial partners in the offshore wind energy sector. The United Kingdom is one of the leading countries in the world in the development and use of offshore wind energy. It is therefore a strategic market for Navantia Seanergies.
Navantia UK is a step forward in Navantia’s support of the UK Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution. Their activities will rely on partnerships with local industries across the United Kingdom.
This will enable Navantia to boost its position in the sector, which is expected to grow by 13% per year until 2030 in Europe, strengthen its relationship with its customers and make itself known in new markets.
Navantia Seanergies is expecting new contracts worth more than 500 million euros in the field of offshore wind. It also wants to play a key role in the development of offshore wind energy in Spain.
Plans of the new division are to increase its activity in the wind energy area, as well as in the field of hydrogen, where the company has experience and capabilities in the areas of naval propulsion and electrolysers.