Sharing the Benefits
At €1.4 bn, Wikinger Offshore Windfarm is one of the Iberdrola Group’s single largest investment projects this decade, and is anticipated to create benefit across the entire supply chain, in addition to supporting hundreds of long-term highly skilled jobs – and it is already doing so.
More than 100 contracts have been signed, and from these German, British and Spanish companies (amongst other nationalities) have been involved in the tender processes. In Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, local companies have already been engaged as suppliers and contractors.
In October 2015, we hosted a Supplier Day event at the Landesvertretung Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Berlin to introduce local companies experienced in offshore wind with our main contractors; Adwen, Navantia, Offshore WindForce and Prysmian.
Christian Pegel, Minister for Energy, Infrastructure and Regional Development for Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the local Chamber of Commerce and the German Wind Energy Network supported this event and we were pleased to see more than 100 companies engage directly with our contractors to explore possible collaboration opportunities.
The main packages of work include:
- Offshore Sub Station – Navantia
- Wind turbine foundations – Navantia WINDAR Joint Venture and Bladt Industries
- Inter-array cables – Prysmian
- Wind turbines – Adwen
- Offshore installation – Offshore Wind Force / SHL
During construction, the project is expected to support skilled, mainly local jobs with further skilled local positions to be maintained during at least 20 years of operation.
View further information about the fabrication progress is available here.