Iberblue To Develop 2 GW Floating Wind Projects Off Spain And Portugal


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IberBlue Wind, a joint venture between the Irish company Simply Blue Group and the Spanish companies Proes Consultores, Amper Group, and FF NEV, will develop two 1.96 GW cross-border floating offshore wind projects on the North Atlantic coast, near the maritime border between Spain and Portugal.

The two projects will cover an area of approximately 530 km2 off the shores of Pontevedra (Spain) and Viana do Castelo (Portugal). The Juan Sebastián Elcano wind park will be located off Spain and will consist of 29 wind turbines rated 18 MW each, giving it a capacity of 522 MW, whereas the Creoula wind project, located off Portugal, will have 80 turbines rated 18 MW each and a total installed capacity of 1,440 MW.

The two wind parks will be able to power over one million Portuguese and Spanish homes once they are up and running. They are anticipated to require an investment of approximately €4 billion for construction and upkeep.

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IberBlue Wind is also working on two additional floating offshore wind projects: the 990 MW Botafogo project off the coast of Figueira da Foz in central Portugal and the 990 MW Nao Victoria project off the coast of Andalusia in southern Spain.

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