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Capital Energy and BlueFloat Energy to build offshore wind farm in Spain

Spanish companies Capital Energy and BlueFloat Energy have entered into a partnership for an offshore wind farm.

The duo has agreed to develop the 50MW Granadilla offshore wind farm. It will be based in Tenerife, which is the first in Spanish port waters.

The farm is reported to require an investment of more than €120m. Capital Energy is a leader in onshore solar photovoltaic and wind technology developments.

According to the companies, the project will "feature five 10MW turbines placed on gravity-based foundations made of concrete." It will be using Elisa technology developed by the engineering company Esteyco, it has been stated.

The generated power is reported to be used for self-consumption by the port facilities and its concessionaires. Meanwhile, the companies have already completed the tender process.

The duo plans to initiate the characterisation of the offshore wind farm through environmental aspects including campaigns and assessments.

Capital Energy offshore manager Pablo Alcon Valero commented, “Granadilla is part of our firm commitment to offshore wind and our commitment to the Canary Islands, where we have been working with the supply chain for months. This offshore wind farm could be the curtain lifter for offshore wind in Spain."

Meanwhile, BlueFloat Energy country manager Javier Monfort remarked, “The Granadilla offshore wind farm project is an unbeatable opportunity to introduce offshore wind energy in port areas, taking advantage of the unique and singular value of these infrastructures."

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