Equinor gets green light for world's largest floating offshore wind farm

Norway's Equinor has received permission from Spain's Canary Islands to install several hundred megawatts in 2024. The company is pleased to see support for the project, which will set three new standards if completed.

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A new project, novel in several regards, is beginning to take form. The world's largest floating offshore wind farm, which will also be Spain's first commercial-scale facility and the first of its kind off the coast of Africa, is slated to become a reality in 2024.

The Canary Islands' administration has granted Equinor permission to develop the project, which entails an investment of EUR 860 million. The archipelago's minister of economy and commerce, Pedro Ortega, has submitted an application to Madrid, requesting the formation of an interministerial subcommittee to open up offshore wind regulations for the territorial waters surrounding the islands, local authorities inform in a statement (Spanish).

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