EDF Renewables is all set to work in partnership in an offshore wind project in Brazil.
The company has already entered into an agreement with the holding company Prumo Logística, which is controlled by EIG.
The duo has agreed to study the development and infrastructure of offshore wind farms in the Norte Fluminense region.
As per the companies, the “agreement envisages the use of the Port of Açu as a logistics and renewable energy hub.” It further includes the production of green hydrogen in Latin America as well.
According to EDF Renewables, it is positive towards the Brazilian market for the development and future implementation of the project. It is confident due to its global experience in offshore projects and onshore presence.
In Brazil, EDF Renewables has a portfolio of 1.7GW in viable onshore wind and solar projects. The company is now targeting hybrid projects that combine offshore wind and green hydrogen in the country.
André Salgado, CEO of EDF Renewables do Brasil, was quoted in a statement, “We believe in the complementarity of Prumo and EDF Renewables. We currently have more than 1GW in operation and more than 10GW under construction and in development of offshore projects around the world.”
To be noted, Prumo Logística is a key name in the offshore industry in the Norte Fluminense region.
Meanwhile, Port of Açu is regarded as an ideal location to boost the development of offshore wind farms.
Mauro Andrade, Prumo’s Executive Director of Business Development, is of view that
Port of Açu will be the main hub for installation, commissioning and support of offshore wind farms in Southeast Brazil.