IberBlue Wind, a joint venture focused on the development of floating offshore wind farm projects, is commencing operations in Spain and Portugal with the aim of becoming one of the leading players in the offshore market off the Iberian Peninsula. The joint venture will focus its operations in Spain on Andalusia and Galicia, while in Portugal it will focus on the central and northern parts of the country. It aims to develop around 2GW of floating offshore wind farms.
The new company’s three backers – Global Irish company Simply Blue Group and the Spanish companies Proes Consultores and FF New Energy Ventures – have extensive international experience collectively in renewable project development, meaning that IberBlue Wind has the capacity to take on all phases of floating offshore wind farm development.
Simply Blue Group is a global developer of floating offshore wind farms with projects in Ireland, UK, US, Poland, and Sweden, and currently has a pipeline of 10GW of projects under development.
Proes Consultores is the specialised engineering and architecture division of the Amper Group, with broad experience in the marine and coastal engineering sectors. Proes Consultores offers engineering, industrial and technological services and has participated in the design of Kincardine, a floating wind project in Scotland. Proes is one of the companies integrated into the Amper Group, a multidisciplinary group that also counts amongst its subsidiaries, Nervión Offshore, prominent in the construction and assembly of offshore wind farms.
The third member is FF New Energy Ventures, which develops, constructs and operates solar photovoltaic and renewable energy plants in Spain, and has incorporated offshore wind energy into its portfolio. It is currently developing solar PV, wind and BESS projects in Spain and Portugal.
IberBlue Wind will participate in the public auctions for offshore sites off Spain and Portugal and will undertake the early development and design of the projects in advance of the construction and commissioning of wind turbines. To this end, its aim is to develop around 2 GW of floating offshore wind capacity off the Iberian Peninsula, comprising wind farms each of 500MW or more.