The Galician metallurgical sector has extensive experience and know-how in the construction industry, ship repair, onshore wind and offshore industry (oil platforms, drillships, support vessels and process modules).
There are five major port infrastructures in Galicia, which serve as the basis for opening the region to the outside world. Galician shipyards can contribute to the manufacture and export of support structures for machines, wind and offshore electrical substations installed for offshore wind energy projects in Northern Europe. Lower manufacturing costs compensate for the greater distance between wind farms and local shipyards, thus ensuring the competitiveness of the Galician supply.
On the other hand, the first floating wind prototypes are beginning to appear on the Atlantic and Cantabrian coasts. For these projects, Galician ports and shipyards can be constituted as construction centres and at the same time as operations and logistic hubs for offshore wind energy installations for the pre-assembly of floating units, berthing of installation ships and transport of turbines and other elements for offshore wind farms.
The Galician industrial framework has an enormous solidity, forged over the years, which is complemented by numerous technological centres and engineering related to offshore energies. Likewise, Galician companies are investing more and more in R+D+i and promoting the development of innovative manufacturing in the region.
ASIME is currently a member of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), thus promoting the coordination and collaboration of the Galician metallurgical sector in different events organised by this association, as well as networking with its other members.