Value chain

Galician industry has a consolidated business presence, capable of responding to all the needs of the offshore wind value chain, which is closely linked to the metal industry and its associated technologies.

Galicia has established itself as an international offshore wind hub, thanks to its five major ports with state-of-the-art facilities and the capacity of its shipyards and companies.

Galician companies are experienced in component manufacturing and in all types of offshore wind foundations, with the production of substations, monopiles, jackets and floating platforms. In fact, three of the five floating wind farms in Europe use Galician technology.

225 companies with offshore wind development capacity

Knowhow in related industries

Shipbuilding and ship repair

Onshore wind energy

Offshore industry

Specialised in offshore wind services

Engineering and development of technical studies

Wind turbine and blade manufacturing

Production of components and structures

Fixed and floating foundations

Operation and maintenance of offshore wind farms

Support vessels

Equipment and component manufacturers

They design and produce the equipment and components required for offshore wind power generation.

1

Port infrastructure developers

Focusing on the planning, design and construction of specialised port facilities to support the implementation and operation of offshore wind farms

2

Offshore wind project developers

They are responsible for identifying and developing suitable sites for offshore wind farms. They coordinate all stages of the project, from conception to permitting.

4

Construction and assembly companies

They are in charge of the construction of the offshore structures and the installation of offshore structures and the installation of offshore wind turbines at the designated project site (dredging, cabling, trenching, electrical and mechanical installations, etc.).

3

Equipment and component manufacturers

They design and produce the equipment and components required for offshore wind power generation.

5

Consulting firms

They offer specialised advisory and consulting services in various aspects of offshore wind projects, such as feasibility studies, permitting and regulations.

6

ENGINEERING AND DESIGN FIRMS

They provide design and technical consulting services for the planning and execution of offshore wind projects.

7

OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE (O&M) FIRMS

They manage the ongoing operation of offshore wind farms, including maintenance, inspection and repair tasks (located offshore).

8

LOGISTICS COMPANIES

They provide logistics and transportation services to ensure the efficient delivery of wind turbine components and personnel to offshore platforms (located onshore).

9

ENERGY COMPANIES AND UTILITIES

They purchase the energy generated by offshore wind turbine platforms.

10

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATIONS

Academic institutions and research centres working on technological advances in offshore wind energy.

11

EDUCATION AND TRAINING COMPANIES

They offer training and education on aspects related to offshore wind energy.

12

DISMANTLING COMPANIES

Responsible for the dismantling phase of turbines and structures at the end of the useful life of an offshore wind project (they are the final link in the chain).

13

CERTIFICATION COMPANIES

They are responsible for evaluating and verifying the compliance of offshore wind projects with safety, quality and sustainability standards.

14

Government

The government and government agencies play a crucial role in establishing regulations and policies governing offshore wind energy.