Shell has announced a plan to develop new offshore wind projects off the coast of Brazil. Shell said that it has applied for environmental licenses from the Brazilian Institute of Environmental and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama) that would make it the largest operator of offshore wind generation facilities in the country.
Shell has proposed building six wind power generation projects with a combined capacity of 17 GW located along the coast in six states. These projects would give Shell the largest licensing capacity in Brazil. Shell said that it plans to commence environmental studies for the projects later this year. It is currently waiting for the Brazilian government to finalise the regulations on offshore wind generation.
Gabriela Oliveira, Manager of Renewable Energy Generation for Shell in Brazil, said: “With over 20 years of experience in wind energy in the world and more than 50 years of tradition, in offshore projects, Shell intends to combine its experience on these two fronts with the aim of bringing more energy and clean energy to the country.”