Greenalia plans further floating projects for Gran Canaria

In: Windfarms
25/09/2020
Greenalia, an independent power producer that deals exclusively with renewable technologies, has initiated the process for the development of four new floating offshore wind projects. It has filed project and environmental planning applications in addition to the GOFIO 50 MW wind farm, which commenced its permitting process earlier this year.

DUNAS, MOJO, CARDON and GUANCHE are completely independent projects with installed power of 50 MW each, located in the South-east coast of the Gran Canaria island, in the vicinity of
GOFIO offshore wind farm.

Each project will consist of four 12.5MW offshore wind turbines on top of floating foundations, anchored to the seabed at depths of between 61 and 92 meters. As in the case of
GOFIO Wind Farm, these new facilities will be connected to the grid through submarine cables which will conduct the energy produced by each of the wind farms individually.

These four new projects, along with
GOFIO, which started the permitting process earlier this year, mean a considerable increase in Greenalia’s portfolio of offshore wind projects, reaching 250 MW in the Canary Islands. Greenalia claims that a significant reduction in energy costs (LCOE) will come as a result of the application of scale economies.

The DUNAS, MOJO, CARDON and GUANCHE projects have a total installed power of 200 MW, and will produce enough energy to supply a population of more than 280,000 homes, but also will avoid the emission of approximately 560,000 tons of CO2 per year.

The Canary Islands are aiming to develop 310 MW of offshore wind, as set out in the Canary Islands 2015-2025 Strategic Energy Plan (also known as EECan25).


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