Ocean Winds, the 50-50 joint venture between EDPR and Engie, and DISA Group, a renewable electricity generator, have teamed up to develop offshore windfarms in the Canary Islands
Their objective is to build floating wind projects, which will help the islands reach targets set out in Spain’s recently approved ‘Law on Climate Change and Energy Transition.’
In the Canary Islands, water depths make it necessary to use floating wind technology.
In the new legislation, the Spanish Government aspires to increase renewable energy’s share of energy consumption in the country to 42% by 2030. This challenging target is an even greater challenge for the Canary Islands, which receives around 4% of its energy from renewable sources.
Ocean Winds and DISA said they anticipate approval of a new regulatory framework for the development of offshore wind and marine renewables.
Ocean Winds has an extensive portfolio of fixed and floating projects and developed WindFloat Atlantic, 20 km off the coast of Viana do Castelo, Portugal.
WindFloat Atlantic is the first offshore windfarm to make use of semi-submersible technology. The windfarm came online last year.
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