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Windtech International May June 2024 issue

 

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IberBlue Spain Portugal floating wind projects 300 200IberBlue Wind, a joint venture operating in the Iberian market, has announced  two floating offshore wind projects on the North Atlantic coast. They will be located on the border between Spain and Portugal and, have a combined capacity of up to 1.96 GW.
 

The projects named Juan Sebastián Elcano and Creoula will have approximately 109 turbines and will occupy an area of 530 square kilometers off the coasts of Baixo Miño in Pontevedra and Viana do Castelo.
 
Juan Sebastián Elcano will consist of 29 wind turbines, of 18 MW each, which gives it a nominal capacity of 522 MW. The wind turbines, installed on floating platforms anchored to the seabed, will extend from As Mariñas to A Guarda, over an area of117 square kilometers. At between 20 and 35 kilometers from the coast, their visual impact will be much reduced.
 
Creoula will have 80 turbines of 18 MW each and an installed capacity of 1,440 MW. The project will cover an area of 413 square kilometers and be between 20 and 40 km from shore.
 
The investment required for the construction and maintenance of the two projects could exceed 4,000 million euros and generate more than 5,000 jobs.
 
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