July 30, 2020
Ceará emerges as the main center of investment attraction for offshore wind in the country, after BI Energia started licensing process for a new park in Camocim, with 1.2 GW of power, distributed in 100 12 MW wind turbines.
With the new project, four of the seven offshore wind farms currently being licensed by Ibama are located in Ceará.
“It will be a unique moment for the sector. It is the beginning of the development of an industry ”, says Lúcio Bonfim, from BI Energia, a partnership between the businessman and the Italian Imprese and Sviluppo.
BI Energia is developing the Caucaia park, at a more advanced stage of licensing (public hearing held in March). There will be 48 offshore wind turbines (12 MW) and 11 semi-offshore wind turbines (2 MW), with a total power of 600 MW.
The executive expects the installation license for the next few days and BI Energia has requested the grant registration order (DRO) at Aneel. The company plans to hire an EPC (engineering, supply and construction contract) and, based on the license, intensify the search for investors.
Lúcio Bonfim says that the projects involve billionaire investments, estimated at R$ 7 billion for Caucaia and R$ 14 billion for the park in Camocim.