Source: Windpower Montly website
Date: 14 December 2021
Spain’s central government has passed its national offshore wind power roadmap, rubber stamping a 1GW-3GW objective for installed capacity by 2030
Floating offshore wind would likely make up the majority of this build-out. Spain has no operational commercial-scale offshore wind farms today.
The roadmap also ringfences a €200 million public support package for offshore research and development (R&D), prototypes and pilots to the end of 2023.
If the higher 3GW figure is reached, that would represent 5% of the EU’s 60GW offshore wind target for 2030.
While seemingly a modest ambition for a country with over 28GW of onshore wind, the 124-page route map focuses almost exclusively on the burgeoning market of floating wind technologies, making a virtue out of Spain’s extreme water depths close to its 7,600km coastline.
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