THE DRIVING FORCE OF IBERDROLA

Wikinger and East Anglia ONE: Spanish companies benefit from Iberdrola's international projects

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The construction of the Wikinger and East Anglia ONE wind farms has taken place in collaboration with a number of Spanish companies and as a result has generated new jobs and provided a strong boost to domestic economic activity.

The Wikinger substation jacket being shipped at the Navantia shipyards in Spain.The Wikinger substation jacket being shipped at the Navantia shipyards in Spain.

The Wikinger offshore wind farm is a flagship project for Iberdrola and a clear example of how investments made by the company in its international expansion have had a favourable impact on national economic activity.

The construction of this wind turbine installation in German waters required an investment of close to 1,400 million euros. The impact and significance of such is a sign of the company's strong commitment to renewable energies, technological innovation, internationalisation, and social contribution in every region where the group is present.

A DRIVING FORCE FOR SPANISH COMPANIES

Iberdrola is a driving force in the market, promoting value creation, generating employment, excellence and competitiveness among its suppliers, considered to be strategic business partners.

At the end of 2014, the company awarded Navantia contracts worth 160 million euros for implementing the Baltic Sea wind farm. The Iberdrola orders meant the engagement of more than 1,000 workers, responsible for building the 29 anchoring structures — jackets — at the Navantia shipyard in Fene (A Coruña), and the marine electrical substation in its Puerto Real (Cádiz) shipyard, for the German wind farm, which was christened with the name of Andalucía. These Navantia assignments also boosted dozens of companies in the areas where the shipyards are located, for example the Vigo company Industrias Ferri, which has manufactured 71 cranes for equipment loading during Wikinger assembly.

Spanish companies part of the Wikinger Project.#RRSSSpanish companies part of the Wikinger Project.

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Wikinger has, without a doubt, a strong Spanish influence: 116 piles are manufactured in Avilés (Asturias) by the Windar company, also responsible for the construction of 70 towers and 29 transition pieces. In addition, Spanish company Siemens Gamesa has been in charge of manufacturing the offshore wind farm's 70 turbines.

The success of the Wikinger construction and sound work by Spanish companies in Iberdrola's international expansion process, is also reflected in other company flagship projects. In 2016, Navantia won new contracts for the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm construction, another United Kingdom renewable energy project for the company. In fact, Iberdrola has signed contracts for more than 185 million euros at the shipyards in Fene (A Coruña) and Puerto Real (Cádiz), generating work for more than 1,000 professionals for approximately two years.

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