Ocean Winds and DISA unveil Canary Islands floating wind plans

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 23/07/2021 Ocean Winds
Ocean Winds, a company specialising in offshore wind energy generation, and DISA Group, a renewable electricity generator in the Canary Islands, have teamed up to develop floating offshore wind farms in the Canary Islands.

According to the project partners, the innovation involved in the use of floating wind technology will make it possible to take advantage of areas with high energy potential, in a way that is compatible with environmental protection and other uses for the sea. This way, maritime areas are considered where the prevailing strong wind is ideal for making the most of this natural resource.

Ocean Winds (OW), a 50-50 offshore wind joint venture owned and created by EDP Renewables and ENGIE. It has interests in a number of fixed and floating foundation projects across Europe, North America and Asia. This includes the
WindFloat Atlantic, located 20 km off the coast of Viana do Castelo in Portugal, the first semi-submersible floating wind farm in the world, which came online last year.
Ocean Winds started a year ago with a total of 1,500 MW under construction and 4 GW in advanced development. It aims to reach 5 to 7 GW of projects in operation or under construction and 5 to 10 GW in advanced development by 2025. 

DISA distributes petroleum products (such as petrol, diesel and butane and propane gases) in the Canary Islands. It is also one of the first renewable energy companies on the Canary Islands and owns 11% of the Island's installed power.

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