A new offshore wind farm in Germany

    Iberdrola is making progress in the development of a new offshore wind farm in Germany, for which the 9.5 MW turbines have already been designated. Vestas will be responsible for supplying the 50 wind turbines. The new park, named Baltic Eagle, opens new business expectations for Navantia and Windar Renovables, which have formed a stable alliance in this sector for four years. Both firms have already developed two projects for Basque wind: in 2015 they manufactured 29 jackets for the Wikinger park, while in 2017 they started work for another 42 for the British site of East Anglia One. Only a few days ago Iberdrola opened the tender for the acquisition of the 50 foundations, which on this occasion will be monopiles. It is a type of subjection that Navantia has not manufactured yet, not so Windar, who ...

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Navantia in the USA

  Navantia participates in the United States in an open program, which foresees the construction of 20 frigates, called FFGX. The Spanish company is present in this program with Bath Iron Works (BIW). Together they will present a design based on the Spanish F-100. On February 21, Navantia will inaugurate its Washington office whose purpose is to confirm to its partners and to the US Navy the consolidation of their mutual collaboration. The company presided by Ms. Susana de Sarriá has been pre-selected in the American contest to present the designs to the US Navy. In the competition he competes with the American Huntington Ingalls, Lockheed Martin, Austal USA and General Dynamics, and the Italian Fincantieri. Throughout this year the bids will be drawn up and, if the forecasts are maintained, the country’s Defense will select the companies that will ...

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New projects of Navantia

  The announcement of the construction of the new F-110 frigates has managed to bring winds of optimism to the shipyard in Ferrol at last. As for the preparations for the manufacture of the F-110, the director of Navantia in the estuary, Mr. Jorge Filgueira explained that it is a “long-term project”, which is still in a “planning” phase and design”. Although the initial works of the first frigate F-110 could start already in the spring or summer of 2020, the workshops of Navantia Ferrol will not be working at full capacity in this unit until 2021 or more likely in 2022. To questions from the media, about the possible sub-activity that would be generated in the shipyard of Ferrol between the completion of the AOR ships for the Australian Navy and the start of the F-110 for the Spanish ...

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The presence of women in technical degrees is 20.2%

Why are there no women enrolled in the engineering of the Polytechnic of Ferrol? That is what those responsible for the two schools of Esteiro and Serantes ask themselves. The low presence of women in technical degrees is a reality that responds to all Spanish universities and also to the statistics of the Ferrol campus. Of this gender gap is the technical career of the campus that is in Engineering in Industrial Design, where women represent 52% of the global number of students. Mrs. Ana Jesús López, director of the Office for Gender Equality (OIX) of the University of A Coruña: “We can not afford access to the talent of half of the population, and this is a question of rights and equality. The studies say that careers STEM (science, technology, mathematics and engineering) will be easier to use and ...

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