Greenalia launches RFI for 50-MW floating wind project off Spain
Floating wind turbines. Image by KfW IPEX-Bank.
Spanish renewables developer Greenalia SA (BME:GRN) announced on Tuesday that it is launching a request for information (RFI) process, seeking to get particulars on solutions, products or services that can be applied to its 50-MW Gofio floating wind project off the coast of the Canary Islands.
Greenalia said it had finalised the geophysical survey of the area off the coast of the Gran Canaria island where the Gofio project site is located. This information on the seabed will be included in the RFI document to help the responding companies better identify their products and services suitable not only for the Gofio project, but also for others that Greenalia is developing around the Canary Islands, the company said.
The RFI process will serve to prequalify companies that can later follow the route request for proposal and request for quotation (RFP/RFQ) that will lead to the final contracts for Gofio, Greenalia further stated.
Gofio is one of 250 MW of floating wind projects that Greenalia plans to set in the waters of the Canary Islands.
Since the Spanish government announced the nation’s 3-GW floating wind target by 2030, the emerging sector attracted a number of domestic and international developers, working usually in tandem. In recent months, offshore wind partnerships were announced by Spanish renewables company Capital Energy and Shell Plc (LON:SHEL), utility Naturgy Energy Group SA (BME:NTGY) and Norwegian multi-energy group Equinor ASA (NYSE:EQNR), and Repsol SA (BME:REP) and Danish offshore wind major Ørsted A/S (CPH:ORSTED).
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