Simply Blue Group signs floating wind MOU with Spanish companies

Simply Blue Group, an Irish blue economy developer in floating offshore wind, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Spanish companies Proes Consultores and FF New Energy Venture (FF NEV) to explore offshore wind opportunities floating in Spain and Portugal.

Proes Consultores is the engineering division of Amper Group, a technology conglomerate providing engineering, industrial and technological solutions, with international experience in the development, execution and construction of floating offshore wind farms. FF NEV is a Spanish energy company that focuses on low CO2 emissions projects.

The MOU signatories will together explore more than 2 GW of opportunities across Spain and Portugal.

Adrian De Andres, Market Development Manager at Simply Blue Group, said:
“As leaders in floating offshore wind, we believe we can bring our vast experience to the Spanish and Portuguese market in terms of lessons learned from our first floating wind projects in the UK and Ireland. We look forward to working alongside Proes Consultores and FF NEV to explore these opportunities in Spain and Portugal The Spanish Marine Energy Roadmap has highlighted supply chain development as a key area of ​​opportunity for the Spain and the potential growth of local jobs and within this consortium we have been focusing on this topic since the early stages.

Ignacio Sanchidrián, Executive General Manager of Proes Consultores, said:
“At Proes, we believe that renewable energy and floating offshore wind have a key role to play in our growth strategy. Within our organization, we have extensive expertise in coastal engineering, renewable energy and environmental impact assessment. At Proes we have participated in some of the pioneering offshore wind projects in northern Europe and we believe we have a lot to bring to this consortium for the development of opportunities in our home market, Spain. Manuel Fernandez de Castro, CEO of FF NEV, said: “Floating Wind is complementary to solar energy from an energy mix point of view, and we believe that our experience of developing renewable energies in Spain can strengthen this consortium. Energy security is paramount in the landscape we currently live in, and we believe adding floating offshore wind to our portfolio is the right step to help Spain achieve its net zero ambitions.