ScottishPower Renewables,  a unit of Spanish energy giant Iberdrola,  said as part of the agreement that Navantia will seek to work with the UK steel industry and UK suppliers. 

The 7,700-tonnes substation will be built at Navantia’s Puerto Real fabrication yard at Cadiz in southern Spain.  The yard recently delivered the giant 8,500-tonnes substation for the Wikinger offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea.

ScottishPower Renewables said further contracts for East Anglia 1 will be announced in the coming months as progress on the project continues on track.