EDP Renováveis, SA (“EDPR”) has announced its entry into a partnership with Repsol Nuevas Energias, SA (“Repsol”) to jointly develop a 25 megawatt floating offshore wind farm in Portugal.
Europe’s second floating wind farm involves anchoring three turbines on semi-submersible platforms at depths of up to 100 metres about 20 kilometres off the coast of Viana de Castelo in northern Portugal. This wind farm capacity will be enough to power 60,000 homes.
“This is an absolutely pioneering and innovative project for renewable offshore energy,” said EDP’s Chief Executive, António Mexia.
Repsol’s financial director, Antonio Lorenzo, said, “This pioneering project reflects Repsol’s commitment to innovation and the energy transition. As a multi-energy supplier, the generation of electricity with low carbon emissions is a priority.”
Meanwhile, Portugal’s government continues to support the development of Portugal’s on and offshore concession areas for oil and gas exploration.
The Master´s in Renewable Energy students will develop this Engineering and Business Case (R) in collaboration with EDPR Experts from January to July 2019.