The Ocean Winds joint venture of French and Portuguese utilities Engie and EDPR has signed a capacity reservation deal with the Navantia-Windar consortium to build 62 jacket foundations for its 496MW Dieppe le Tréport offshore wind project in the English Channel.

The agreement will soon be transformed into what is slated to be the largest contract for Windar-Navantia to date, and the jackets are slated to be built at a plant at the Fene shipyard in northern Spain, starting in the first quarter of next year.