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Navantia and Windar will build the French Saint-Brieuc Jacket Foundations

On Monday, 16 September, the Spanish Joint Venture formed by Navantia and Windar renovables (Grupo Daniel Aonso) has won a contract to manufacture 62 jacket foundations for the 496MW Saint-Brieuc OWF (France).

The winner was revealed in Brest, during an event organised by the developer of the project, Ailes Marines, a joint venture between the companies Iberdrola, RES, and Caisse des Dépôts. The event was attended by the presidents of Navantia, Susasa de Sarriá and Windar, Orlando Alonso, as well as some representatives of Ailes Marines and other authorities.

The project with an extension of 78 Km2, will be located in the Bay of Saint Brieuc, 16 km off the french coast and is expected to be operational by 2023.

The wind farm also will comprise turbines mounted on three-legged jacket foundations designed by Atkins. The manufacturing contract is expected to be signed in February 2020, to begin manufacturing in the summer. This contract will be the most important signed by the JV Navantia-Windar in this market.

The whole assembly will take place in the Navantia shipyard in Fene (Spain). This contract includes a part of local content, which will be carried out in Brest, such as stabbings, lower nodes and the lattice structure for 34 jackets. The integration of all subsets will be done completely in Fene.

The foundation components will be assembled by Navantia in Brest in a dedicated area, located at the north of the site. The port of Brest will be also used for temporary storage before foundations are shipped to the site.