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IberBlue Wind to develop two floating projects in border of Spain and Portugal



IberBlue Wind has announced the building of two floating offshore wind projects on the border between Spain and Portugal.

The joint venture in the Iberian market will be building the projects on the North Atlantic coast

It has been informed that these projects will have a combined capacity of up to 1.96GW.

According to the company, the projects, Juan Sebastián Elcano and Creoula, will have installation of around 109 turbines spread across at an area of 530 sq km.

The projects will be situated at the coasts of Baixo Miño in Pontevedra and Viana do Castelo.

The company informed that Juan Sebastián Elcano will have 29 wind turbines, 18MW each, with a nominal capacity of 522MW. Creoula will have 80 turbines, 18MW each, and an installed capacity of 1440MW.

The wind turbines will be installed on floating platforms anchored to the seabed.

A local report mentioned that the Creoula project is likely to contribute to the target set to install 10GW of offshore wind by 2030.

Adrián de Andrés, Vice President of IberBlue Wind, was quoted in a statement, "It is very exciting to develop cross-border floating offshore wind projects and to collaborate with both Portuguese and Spanish governments on this positive opportunity for both countries.

The two projects would have an investment of over €4000 million.

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