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30/03/2020

Part of its commitment to fight COVID-19

Iberdrola donates €22 million in protection and medical supplies to Spain’s health service

  • The company has acquired 450 ventilators, 4.6 million masks, 120,000 protective coveralls, 20,000 pairs of protective eyeware which will arrive in Spain over the next 15 days
  • Iberdrola is working in coordination with Spain's authorities and other big Spanish companies
  • The company continues to negotiate with other medical suppliers and new deals will be closed over the coming days

Iberdrola has closed an initial purchase of essential healthcare supplies in China, valued at €22.1 million, which will be delivered to the government upon its arrival in Spain, scheduled for the first half of April.

Specifically, the company has acquired 450 ventilators, 4.6 million masks, 120,000 protective coveralls and 20,000 pairs of protective eyewear by signing four major contracts with Chinese companies.

The first contract includes the purchase of 400 state-of-the-art breathing devices for €11.6 million. The Aeonmed VG70 (Intrusive Oxygen Ventilator) model will be delivered to the Ministry of Health for subsequent distribution.

Through the second agreement, 2.5 million FFP2 (KN95) masks have been acquired, addressed to the Health and Interior ministries (1.5 million), as well as the Spanish Army (1 million), who will be in charge of transport and will subsequently distribute them throughout the country. The total cost of this is €5.3 million.

The third batch of material includes 2 million disposable masks (model EN 14683:2019 Class I filtration 90-95%) and 100,000 disposable protective coveralls certified under Directive 89/686/ECC. This material, worth €2 million, will be allocated to the Ministries of Health and Interior.

In addition, Iberdrola will donate 50 ORICARE V8800 intensive care respirators; 50,000 FFP2 (KN95) masks and another 50,000 FFP3 masks; 20,000 units of splash guards and 20,000 pairs of goggles. This set, valued at 3.1 million euro, will be sent to Madrid's regional government.

Finally, the company has purchased another batch of coronavirus supplies (€100,000) with the support of several suppliers. It is made up of nitrile gloves, disposable coveralls, FFP2/KN95 masks, goggles, half-masks, hydro-alcoholic gel, gowns and sleeves, which will go to the Basque Country.


Iberdrola negotiates additional supply contracts

The equipment is designed to help Spain as it continues to fight the Covid-19 crisis. The company has launched this initiative in coordination with the Spanish authorities and other Spanish companies, in a collaborative effort to respond to the pandemic.

Iberdrola is currently finalising additional agreements with other medical suppliers to provide further equipment to the Spanish authorities.