Wind – Capital Energy wants to be the main promoter of offshore wind in Spain
Representatives of Capital Energy held a meeting last November with Gran Canaria and Tenerife associated with the Maritime Cluster to present their offshore proposal and the implications this proposal implies for the industrial fabric of the islands. The new agreement, which joins those signed during the last quarter of 2021 with the main shipyards of the Canary Islands, âresponds to Capital Energy’s commitment to the development of the territories in which it operates and confirms its commitment to this community. , which he considers strategic for the development of offshore wind power in Spain. “
The memorandum of understanding with the CMC is the fourth strategic collaboration agreement signed by the company in the archipelago. The objective of this fourth agreement is to develop a common plan that identifies the supply chain services necessary to meet the needs related to the future construction of offshore wind farms in the archipelago. This agreement will have an extendable five-year term.
The protocol now signed follows those sealed by the renewable company with three shipyards in the Canaries during the last quarter of 2021: Zamakona Yards, Astican and Hidramar. Capital Energy considers the Canary Islands to be a âstrategic region for the development of offshore wind powerâ.
In this sense, the company also announced that it would continue to maintain contacts and promote the signing of agreements “with administrations, businesses and local groups that could benefit from the driving effect that it intends to exert with its activity in the Canary Islands. “
Juan JosÃ© SÃ¡nchez, CEO of Capital Energy, declared: “We are trying to reconcile our contribution to the progressive decarbonization of the economy, by the implementation of renewable energies, with the promotion of the economic and social development of all the territories in which we operate, as evidenced by the signature of this agreement with a Canarian entity so relevant that it will serve to promote our project in the offshore wind sector “
Antonio Vicente Marrero, President of the Canary Islands Maritime Cluster, added: âThis agreement with Capital Energy is an excellent example of the effort we are deploying from the Canary Islands Maritime Cluster to make the archipelago a territory that serves as an example of the model of sustainable development in which economic policy is framed in the world. level, with wealth creation and employment projects that respect the natural environment. Not in vain, the Canary Islands have been designated as the spearhead of the “Roadmap for marine and wind energy at sea” recently approved by the Spanish government “
According to forecasts, Spain could have an offshore wind power capacity of up to 3 gigawatts (GW) by 2030. In this context, Capital Energy aims to start a minimum of 750 MW of power, of which development and construction would imply, at current prices, the investment of more than 3,500 million euros in the next decade.
About the Canary Islands Maritime Cluster
The Canary Islands Maritime Cluster is a regional non-profit association which declares as its main objective “to promote the development and international competitiveness of the Canary Islands maritime maritime sector, while strengthening the commercial, economic and social fabric of the Canary Islands through the integration, creation, strengthening and sustainability of companies and institutions that are part of the value chain of the maritime maritime sector, by promoting their international presence and increasing the technological and innovative level of all the agents involved , in accordance with development policies and social requirements “. CMC’s strategy to achieve this goal is based – they explain of the Cluster – on values ââsuch as cooperation, commitment, communication and competitiveness.