A delegation of 15 people visited Hamburg and Bremerhaven from May 19-23, 2019 as part of Brazil’s plans to build its first offshore wind turbine. The trip included visits to more than ten wind energy companies and a meeting organized by the Renewable Energy Hamburg Cluster (EEHH). The German-Brazilian Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Rio de Janeiro and the Johannes Dimas – Energie & Projektmanagement management consultancy had organized the delegation’s tour.
The delegation first visited Germany’s Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) in Hamburg, which has developed standards for the approval of offshore wind farms. This was followed by visits to the Windforce Conference in Bremerhaven and to the Fraunhofer Insitute for Wind Energy Systems. The delegation also met member companies of the EEHH across the Hamburg Metropolitan Region.
Brazil’s plans for offshore wind turbine
Brazil has a growing market for onshore wind farms. The semi-public Brazilian multinational corporation Petrobras and Norway’s Equinor ASA recently announced their collaboration to build Brazil’s first offshore wind energy plant prompting debate about the offshore sector. “We want to support the players in Brazil and ensure that the cost-cutting potential realised in Europe also makes their projects more cost-effective,” said Johannes Dimas. The trip to north Germany gave the delegation valuable insights into established markets and their mechanisms as reflected by the positive feedback from members, he added.
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