IberBlue Wind and the University of Coimbra have inked a collaboration agreement. Under this partnership, IberBlue Wind, a key player in the renewable energy sector, aims to leverage the scientific expertise of the University of Coimbra to drive innovation and progress in offshore wind projects within the country.
IberBlue Wind currently has two wind farms slated for development along the Portuguese coast: the 1440MW Creoula near Viana do Castelo, and the 990MW Botafogo situated near the city of Figueira da Foz.
As part of the agreement, IberBlue Wind will tap into the diverse scientific competencies of the University of Coimbra across various domains. These areas of collaboration include optimization and logistics, design of metallic and offshore structures, decision support systems, energy management, maritime and aerial robotics, and conservation of marine fauna and flora.
Emphasizing a commitment to inclusive dialogue and collaboration, IberBlue Wind's partnership approach extends to engaging with a spectrum of stakeholders involved in the planned projects. This inclusive strategy encompasses civil society, coastal communities, academia, non-governmental organizations, industry representatives, tourism entities, and other relevant groups associated with maritime activities.
The agreement underscores IberBlue Wind's dedication to fostering synergistic partnerships and engaging diverse stakeholders to ensure sustainable and responsible development practices in the offshore wind sector. Through collaborative efforts with academic institutions like the University of Coimbra, IberBlue Wind aims to navigate the complexities of offshore wind projects while driving positive economic and environmental outcomes for Portugal's energy landscape.