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The future of offshore wind farms in Spain and Portugal

9 de December de 2020

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The future of offshore wind farms in Spain and Portugal

Spain and Portugal, and their competitive advantages in the development of offshore wind

According to a study by EIT InnoEnergy, Spain and Portugal have unique competitive advantages and enormous potential for the region to become a leading global hub for floating offshore wind energy.

The study, entitled 'Iberia as a hub for technology development and industrial leadership in the field of floating wind offshore energy', indicates that the economic impact of the development of this technology in the Iberian Peninsula would have an economic impact of 5,000 million euros per year in by 2030, also creating up to 50,000 jobs, between direct and indirect.

In the international environment, experts predict the definitive take-off of this technology in the next decade, and at a global level. In the Iberian Peninsula, one of the most interesting competitive advantages is the possibility of developing a floating offshore wind energy production project to feed internal demands in island areas, which would allow an early commercialization of energy, and independence with the large nodes of distribution.

The EIT InnoEnergy study estimates under an optimistic scenario that the installed capacity of offshore offshore wind in Spain and Portugal will reach 3 GW of power in 2030.

At INSTRA we are defenders of the potential of this technology at the national level, which we have been exhibiting and promoting in recent years, both since our participation as a Member of the Galician Offshore Energy Group (belongs to ASIME, www.asime.es), since 2013 , as in our collaborations with Project developers in other regions. We trust with studies such as that of EIT InnoEnergy, and the other initiatives already underway by different organizations and authorities, Spain joins the list of producers through offshore technology.

From INSTRA we will make all our know-how available to collaborate in the technological and human deployment necessary to overcome the challenge of developing and implementing the first offshore projects on the coasts of the Iberian Peninsula.


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