Wind Power

22 Mar 2022

Shell Applies for Licenses for 17 Gigawatts of Offshore Wind in Brazil

22 Mar 2022  by   
Shell has applied for environmental investigation licences for six offshore wind projects in Brazil with the country’s Institute for the Environment and Natural Resources (IBAMA). The six projects have a total installed capacity of 17 GW.

The company submitted an Activity Characterisation Form (FCA) to IBAMA last week, seeking approval to undertake environmental impact assessment to support project development and, subsequently, investment and construction.

The studies, expected to begin this year, will be carried out for Shell’s wind projects planned to be built in waters offshore the states of Piauí, Ceará, Rio Grande do Norte, Espírito Santo, Rio de Janeiro, and Rio Grande do Sul.

“With more than 20 years of experience in wind energy worldwide and more than 50 years of tradition in offshore projects, Shell intends to combine its expertise on these two fronts with the aim of providing more energy and clean energy to the country”, said Gabriela Oliveira, Manager of Shell Renewable Generation Brasil.

The company said it applied for the licences as a first step in ensuring the best study of the areas and sustainable and responsible development of the investments necessary for licensing, while awaiting the definition of the rest of the regulations that will guide the development of offshore wind projects in Brazil.


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