Naturgy and Equinor promote offshore wind power in Canary Islands

Naturgy and the Norwegian Equinor have gone a step further in their alliance in offshore wind power with the signing of an agreement with the Canary Islands Maritime Cluster to promote and develop future offshore projects on the islands.

Specifically, the two energy companies are promoters of the Floating Offshore Wind Canarias (Fowca) project, a floating offshore wind farm of about 200 megawatts (MW) to the East of Gran Canaria, in which they are working to qualify for the auction scheduled for this year.

Naturgy and Equinor, together with the Canary Islands Maritime Cluster, will identify and carry out joint initiatives to promote the supply chain of the Canary Islands, through its integration into a sustainable development of marine renewable energies, including the promotion of the Fowca offshore wind project.

This offshore wind farm will be developed with semi-submersible floating platform technology which, among other advantages, allows the installation of structures farthest from the coast..