Saitec Offshore Technologies announces the beginning of the construction of its SATH floating platform within the framework of the DemoSATH Project. The work package has been awarded to Ferrovial, which will carry out the works in the Port of Bilbao (Spain).
The construction package covers site preparation, concrete precasting, procurement of steel bulkheads and assembly of the floater along with management of the supply chain.
- The various sections of the floater will be first precast and then assembled proving the efficiency of the industrial fabrication.
- 90% of the construction budget will be destined to the local supply chain.
- Commissioning is scheduled for 2022.
Bilbao, 28 October 2020.- Leading global infrastructure operator Ferrovial has been selected for the manufacturing and assembly of the SATH floating platform in the DemoSATH project lead by Saitec Offshore Technologies in collaboration with RWE Renewables. The construction package will last 14 months and covers site preparation, concrete precasting, procurement of steel bulkheads and assembly of the floater along with management of the supply chain.
The award of the construction contract is a significant milestone for the project and kicks-off the on-site works in the already granted area of the Port of Bilbao (northern Spain). Work will start in November 2020 under strict health and safety rules to protect against Covid-19, and will create around 60 local jobs during the peak of the project.
In February 2020, RWE Renewables and Saitec Offshore Technologies announced they were joining forces to test a floating platform for wind turbines off the Basque Coast. The DemoSATH project will deploy the first multi-megawatt floating offshore wind turbine connected to the Spanish grid. RWE Renewables will finance part of the project costs and contribute its extensive experience as the second largest player in offshore wind globally, gaining access to the resulting findings in return.
In the following link, you can see the video of the project https://youtu.be/wHdQfRHVVns