Shell files order to install 17 GW in offshore wind farms in Brazil

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Shell Brasil this week filed applications for environmental licensing with the Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Natural Resources (Ibama) for offshore wind power generation in six areas, in the states of Piauí, Ceará, Rio Grande do Norte, Espírito Santo, Rio de Janeiro and Rio Grande do Sul, the company said.

The six projects will have an installed capacity of 17 gigawatts (GW).

“The initiative demonstrates Shell’s commitment to Brazil, as well as the materialization of the ‘Impulsing Progress’ strategy, focused on the decarbonization goals for the energy transition,” said the oil company in a statement.

The company explained that while it awaits the definition of the rest of the regulations for the development of these projects in the country, sending the Activity Characterization Form (FCA) to Ibama is a first step to ensure the best study of the areas and sustainable and responsible development. investment required for licensing.

“Environmental studies will begin in 2022,” Shell said.

Source: CNN Brasil

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