- Published: 28 November 2022 28 November 2022
IberBlue Wind has chosen the waters off Andalusia to develop the first of its offshore wind projects. The wind farm, named Nao Victoria, will occupy an area of 310 km2 in the Alboran Sea (the westernmost part of the Mediterranean Sea). It will be located off the coasts of Cadiz and Malaga and will have 55 floating offshore wind turbines and an installed capacity of 990 MW.
The Nao Victoria offshore wind farm will be located 25-40 km from the coast, which will reduce the impact of the installation, which will be supported by floating platforms anchored to the seabed. Nao Victoria is named after the ship of the Magellan-Elcano expedition that completed the first circumnavigation of the Earth in the 16th century and is the first of the projects launched by IberBlue Wind which will present itself at the public auctions, due to take place in the coming months.
IberBlue Wind has already sent the Initial Project Document (IPD), which includes its technical characteristics, to the Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (MITECO). At the same time, it has initiated contacts with regional and local institutions, as well as with groups in the area, in order to gather all the contributions and provide the project with maximum transparency and integration in the territory.
The joint venture is made up of the Irish company Simply Blue Group and the Spanish companies Proes Consultores, the engineering division of the Amper Group, and FF NEV.