Iberian leadership in floating wind energy
The ancient Greeks pointed out the water and the air as the two fundamental elements that explained the world. IberBlue Wind combines both forces of nature with the most advanced technology to explore new forms of efficient energy generation that contributes to a blue future and sustainable development for the people and our planet.
IberBlue Wind is a joint venture specialized in the design, development and management of floating offshore wind farms that will operate in the Iberian market. Made up of the Irish company Simply Blue Group, a leader in the early-stage development of floating offshore wind, Spanish companies Proes Consultores, the engineering division of the Grupo Amper, and FF New Energy Venture (FF NEV), developer of renewable projects.
Our objective is to position Spain and Portugal as leaders in this field of renewables. This strategic partnership promotes, builds, and puts into operation floating wind turbines that maximize the greater intensity of the wind in deeper seas to generate clean and efficient electricity from this renewable source.
IberBlue Wind will make it possible to analyse and study opportunities for generation of multigigawatts of offshore wind power on the peninsula, through an operational model specialized in the promotion of wind farms with an average capacity of 1 GW and with the potential to supply electricity to hundreds of thousands of homes.
The IberBlue Commitment
The value proposition of IberBlue Wind is based on a model innovative business, respectful with the environment and committed to the development of the local communities in which it is implanted.
Leaning on a spirit entrepreneur, the joint venture bets on offshore wind energy as one of the main levers to advance in the urgent energy transition that the planet demands.
The construction of each floating wind project developed by IberBlue Wind will involve a significant global investment and the creation of jobs, of which about 30% will be covered by local professionals.
The estimated construction period of the wind farms designed by IberBlue Wind is approximately eight years and will have a useful life of between 25 and 30 years.
Within the Iberian market, IberBlue Wind will focus its ambition in promoting floating wind energy and thus diversify the economic model of the region and maximize potential in this type of renewable energy.
Floating Offshore Wind
IberBlue Wind recognizes the potential for Spain and Portugal to become the world-leading market in floating offshore wind energy. The Iberian market has key factors such as outstanding wind resources, a long history in coastal engineering, and excellence in public works. The sum of all these factors can push the Iberian Peninsula to take the lead in the offshore wind sector.
Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge in Spain is working on legislation to facilitate the energy transition while promoting the proceedings to attract investors. The Ministry has also approved the roadmap for the development of offshore wind & sea energy, setting out the goal to reach between 1 to 3 GW of power by 2030.
Likewise, Portugal has set some energy objectives of 3 to 4GW for 2030 and hoping to expand to 8GW in 2040. A staggering figure that could represent more than half of the wind capacity already installed in the EU.
Additionally, Spain has around 8,000km2 of potential areas off its coast that can potentially be used to host floating wind farms. Therefore, IberBlue Wind hopes for Spain to be more ambitious and consider increasing the power to 25 GW, which could, in turn, provide electricity to 2.5million homes.
(hundreds of thousands of homes)
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Our Projects - coming soon
Simply Blue Group
Simply Blue Group is one of the leading early-stage blue economy developers. Headquartered in Cork, Ireland, Simply Blue Group employs over 100 people with unique experience in offshore wind energy. Floating offshore wind power is now a dominant segment in Simply Blue Group’s portfolio, with an impressive pipeline of more than 10 GW in floating offshore wind projects around the world.
The company has also set its sights on the development of wave energy technology, low-impact aquaculture and has recently entered the e-fuel market.
Proes Consultores (Grupo Amper)
Proes is the consultancy division specializing in engineering and architecture of Grupo Amper, a technological conglomerate that offers engineering, industrial and technological services, with extensive international experience in the development, execution and construction of floating offshore wind farms, being responsible for the construction of 90% of those that are currently active.
With headquarters in Madrid and delegations in Bogotá (Colombia), Lima (Peru) and La Paz (Bolivia), Proes Consultores has extensive knowledge in coastal engineering, renewable energies and environmental impact and has participated in pioneering projects in the Northern Europe.
FF New Ventures
Leader in the development, construction and operation of solar photovoltaics plants, FF NEV has extensive experience in promoting renewable energies in Spain and Portugal and has incorporated floating offshore wind energy into its portfolio.
The company has focused on floating wind power to complement its commitment to solar power and promote the combination of both renewable energies. Its expertise in promoting renewable energies allows it to provide the consortium with a global vision while reinforcing the company’s contribution to the energy transition in Spain and Portugal.
The IberBlue Wind Team
Vice President of IberBlue Wind
Vice President of IberBlue Wind
Adrián is a civil engineer with extensive economics, finance and commercial experience having worked in academia, project development and consultancy sectors. He has been involved in offshore renewables since 2010 and has worked across wave, tidal and floating and fixed wind both in technology development and project development capacities. Adrián holds a PhD in techno-economic assessment of wave energy converters and has assessed and advised more than 10 wave and tidal technologies. More recently he has been working in the development of floating and fixed wind projects across Scotland, England, Ireland and Japan. Adrián has managed several innovation projects related to wave, tidal and floating wind, up to £2m and has managed multiple organisations and co-ordinated inputs from multiple people. In 2016, Adrián was recognized with the Young Professionals Green Energy Award for his contribution to the Scottish renewables industry.
Dorleta, MSC Industrial Engineer, specialized in Fluid Mechanics and Rotary Machines at University of the Basque Country, 2011 and at the École Centrale Supérieure d’Arts et Mètiers – ParisTech, 2011, has over 10 years of international experience in offshore renewable energy and is one of the pioneers of offshore renewables in the North of Spain. Dorleta is Country Manager Spain and Portugal at Simply Blue Group. Previously she was project manager at the Biscay Marine Energy Platform, BiMEP a pioneering test facility for wave energy and floating wind devices. She also worked as a research engineer at Pure Marine Gen, Belfast (Developer of Wave Technology), 2011, and at the Basque Energy Agency (EVE), 2014, as a project technician attached to the Department of Renewable Energy and Investment Promotion.
Álvaro has a MSC Civil Engineer by the Polytechnic University of Madrid and Executive MBA by IESE Business School, he has an extensive experience of 20 years in the management, development, engineering, and construction of complex EPC & turnkey industrial projects, especially in the field of renewable energy. Prior to this, Álvaro spent eleven years in Inneo Torres, where he was technical & operations director and then general manager. In this company, he was responsible for all international on-shore wind projects, managed the R&D department and participated in the development and certification of new floating and foundation solutions for the off-shore wind industry.
Joseba is Development Associate in IberBlue Wind. He is MEng Civil Engineer by the University of Cantabria. He has been involved in the offshore renewables since he was in college where he developed his final year project on the feasibility study of jackets at big depths within the offshore department at the IH Cantabria. Joseba carried on his career at Saitec Offshore Technologies where he specialized in structural calculation of offshore concrete platforms. Joseba has extensive knowledge of structural engineering in the offshore sector, both fixed and floating.
Ángela is the Permitting Manager of IberBlue Wind. Ángela is a marine scientist with MSC in Coastal Management. She has 18 years of experience in the development of coastal management projects, including environmental proceedings and occupation licenses required for the project to be executed. She works for PROES since the beginning of her career, working at the environmental engineering area for 9 years and at the maritime infrastructure department for the last 9. She has been involved in the offshore renewable projects developed at this company, analyzing the expected effects of this kind of structures over the coastal dynamics.
Stakeholder Engagement & Policy Manager
Stakeholder Engagement & Policy Manager
Julio is the responsible for the Stakeholder Engagement & Policy Manager, taking care of all institutional relations needed during the development process of the projects. Julio, BSc Industrial Engineer specialized in Industrial Electronic at Universidad de Cádiz, and MSC Industrial Engineer, at University Alfonso X El Sabio (Madrid), Julio has a wide and international experience in renewable energy working in the sector since 2006 with different technologies: PV, CSP, Wind On Shore and Off Shore, since then have been working for EPC/O&M contractors, engineering/consultancy, M&A and Asset Management firms with experience in Europe, LATAM, North America, Africa, Middle East and Japan. Prior to Iberblue Wind Julio developed his career at Iberdrola, Isolux, Vector Cuatro and Grant Thornton.
Portugal Floating Wind Development Manager
Portugal Floating Wind Development Manager
Tiago Morais is the Portugal Floating Wind Development Manager at IberBlue Wind He has worked for more than 17 years on projects related to the sea. He holds a master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a specialization in power systems and renewable energies from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP). He has experience in managing and developing innovation and research projects. He has coordinated and participated in a significant number of projects with partners from the industry and scientific field at both national and European levels, in the IMTA aquaculture sector, underwater robotics, oil and gas industry, offshore wind and marine renewable energies. His work has been published over the years in several national and international strategic documents and scientific journals with high impact value.