Greenalia has launched its first floating offshore wind project in Gran Canaria, by filing the application for project & environmental planning.
The Parque Eólico Gofio project is a 50 MW offshore wind farm situated in the south-eastern part of Gran Canaria Island, in front of the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana and near to the port of Arinaga.
Four 12.5MW offshore wind turbines form the power plant on top of floating foundations and they will deliver the energy produced by the use of submarine cables. As highlighted in many energy reports, the project is situated in one of the areas with the highest wind potential in Europe.
In this way, as part of the New Green Deal, Greenalia endorses its contribution to creating green energy projects and ultimately aims to be a core part of the decarbonization process both in Spain and in Europe.
Greenalia believes that the construction of this project would have a major positive impact on the local Canary economy by creating many direct and indirect jobs, which will also be an important opportunity for suppliers to lead the emerging floating offshore wind market in Galicia.
The energy provided by Parque Eólico Gofio will be sufficient to power about 70.000 households and to prevent the equivalent of 140.000 tons of CO2 or the emissions of 90.000 cars annually.