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Brazilian MoU signed by Ocean Winds

4C Offshore | Mark Casey
By: Mark Casey 18/09/2023 Ocean Winds
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A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed with the State of Rio de Janeiro and Ocean Winds to unlock offshore wind opportunities within the State.

At its core, the MoU focuses on the development of socioeconomically and environmentally sustainable offshore wind energy projects in the maritime area of the State of Rio de Janeiro.

The signing ceremony took place between Thiago Pampolha, acting Governor of Rio de Janeiro, and Bautista Rodriguez, CEO of Ocean Winds,

The State of Rio de Janeiro, with its extensive coastline and favorable wind conditions holds tremendous potential to leverage these natural assets for stable and sustainable renewable power generation through offshore wind.

OW’s pursuit of a license for the Ventos do Atlântico (5 GW) project in the region underscores its commitment to supporting and fostering Rio de Janeiro’s offshore wind potential, as well as revealing the socioeconomic benefits of the development of such projects, creating jobs and supply chain opportunities within the State.

During the document signing event acting governor, Thiago Pampolha said, “The state of Rio de Janeiro has the third longest coastline in the country – 636 km. Constant, unidirectional winds make part of the coast the perfect setting for offshore wind farms. The signing of this memorandum of understanding is another step towards decarbonizing the economy, towards sustainable development,”

Rafael Palhares, Business Development Director for Brazil and South America for Ocean Winds, added: “The partnership between Ocean Winds and the State of Rio de Janeiro showcases a shared dedication to harnessing the vast offshore wind potential of the State. With an international and successful track record of unlocking offshore wind opportunities around our more than 17 GW of portfolio of secured projects, we are proud and excited to bring this expertise to the realization of the tremendous potential of Brazil for offshore wind energy.”

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