The Authorities of Curaçao requested Fugro to map the seabed within the island’s waters for the long run growth of floating offshore wind farms. The Authorities of Curaçao’s goal is to appreciate 6GW of renewable power capability by 2035, which is greater than the home demand for power, which is able to finally allow the manufacturing and export of inexperienced hydrogen.
The Authorities of Curaçao requested Fugro to map the seabed within the island’s waters for the long run growth of floating offshore wind farms. The Authorities of Curaçao’s goal is to appreciate 6GW of renewable power capability by 2035, which is greater than the home demand for power, which is able to finally allow the manufacturing and export of inexperienced hydrogen. This growth is a crucial step for Curaçao in its efforts to speed up the transition to inexperienced power and strengthen its economic system. Fugro’s survey work follows a feasibility evaluation by the analysis group TNO, which concluded that Curaçao’s territorial waters are among the greatest on the planet for large-scale deployment of offshore wind.
Coordinated by Fugro’s Americas staff, Fugro Brasilis will survey the world to enhance understanding of the native seabed, subsurface and marine surroundings. This geophysical reconnaissance survey shall be used to supply a complete report on native circumstances. This data empowers the Authorities of Curaçao to take the primary steps to find out the most effective areas for floating offshore wind farms and protect the marine ecosystem.
Curaçao’s ambition is to deploy the island’s assets in partnership with strategic alliances, gaining and sustaining a aggressive edge by means of the manufacturing and export of hydrogen and different inexperienced carriers. The mega-project is being developed in alliance with the Netherlands, which gives a chance for Curaçao to place itself as a regional pioneer and potential provider of sustainable power to the Netherlands and different international locations.
Ramon Chong, President of the Working Group Offshore Floating Wind of the Ministry of Financial Improvement of Curaçao, stated: “We’re joyful to convey Fugro.
“For the island’s economies, local weather change is already an existential actuality. We’re particularly happy to work carefully with the Authorities of Curaçao to assist their imaginative and prescient to steer the manufacturing and export of inexperienced power. Their ambition is strongly aligned with our mission to contribute to a secure and sustainable world”, stated Fugro CEO Mark Heine.
The long-term funding is funded partially by Sustainable Power Era and Local weather Transition Incentive funding from the Authorities of the Netherlands.