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RWE & Port of A Coruña to work on wind industry development

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A Coruña, Spain (Ports Europe) March 19, 2024 – German company RWE will work with the Port Authority of A Coruña on the scaling-up of port capacity in support of the Spanish Government’s floating wind targets.

The Spanish government calls for the deployment of three gigawatts of floating offshore wind capacity by 2030 and plans to hold its first auction in the Canary region this year.

According to “a Letter of Support”, the two organisations will investigate the potential for transforming infrastructure at the port. They will create a logistic hub for the marshalling, assembly and deployment of major components for commercial-scale floating offshore wind projects.

Management comment

Martín Fernández Prado, Executive Chairman at Port Authority of A Coruña: “We are proud that RWE, one of the world’s leading companies in offshore wind, supports us in our development to become a world-class logistical hub for floating offshore wind. Located on the main international maritime routes our deep water port is suitable for the marshalling, assembly and deployment of main components, like floating substructures and mooring systems. We are well positioned to cover the future needs of the growing floating wind industry.”

Marta Carroza Diaz, Head of Floating Wind Industrialisation & Engineering, RWE Offshore Wind: “Port capacity and a sustainable supply chain industry are key to the deployment of commercial-scale floating offshore wind projects. That is why we support the Port of Coruña in its ambition to become a logistic hub for floating wind projects off the Spanish coast and beyond. Already today key components for European wind projects come from Spain – making the wind energy a key sector of the country’s economy, creating chances for investment, regional and national growth, and skilled jobs. Floating wind will further strength this position.”

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