Wave and wind turbine developer secures berth in Canary Islands – reNews
The Danish company Floating Power Plant (FPP) has obtained a site for a wind and wave power system of more than 5 MW at the Plocan test center in the Canary Islands in Spain.
A contract has been signed to advance the deployment of a large-scale hybrid wind-wave and wave-power floating platform off Gran Canaria.
The agreement will allow FPP to deploy its platform in a designated area north of the Plocan test site and will allow connection to the network via a new submarine cable.
Chris McConville, FPP Business and Operations Manager, said: “This is a key milestone in delivering the world’s first multi-megawatt wind and wave energy device and allows us to demonstrate what the system can do. offer to remote islands looking to overcome the challenges of integrating renewable energy. .
“The conclusion of this agreement allows us to accelerate the development of the project and of our technology, by engaging the main local stakeholders and the value chain as well as by advancing the design and certification of the technical solution. “
Plocan Director, Jose Joaquin Hernandez Brito, said: “The project will benefit from the facilities and opportunities of the Canary Islands to test and demonstrate oceanic renewable energies, accelerate the energy transition in the islands, harness the enormous offshore wind potential, reduce production costs and energy dependence. from imported petroleum derivatives.
“The project is a step forward in attracting investment, talent and diversifying the region’s economy.