SeaTwirl and Crest Consultants AB in Brazil Cooperation
The wind power company SeaTwirl targets the Brazilian market together with the engineers at Crest Consultants.
Crest Consultants AB is a consultancy in the marine and offshore sector with extensive experience, including projects in Brazil. The idea of the collaboration is to identify specific areas that are suitable for offshore wind power, to develop concept products with Brazilian partners based on SeaTwirl’s technology and Crest’s engineering experience and contacts in Brazil, and to eventually find commercial projects to collaborate on. A supporting feature for the venture is that Sweden and Brazil since many years have a strategic cooperation agreement to stimulate partnerships in innovation and development between the countries.
“Brazil is an exciting market with very good conditions for offshore wind power, as there are both a lot of coast and a large offshore industry”, says SeaTwirl’s interim CEO Peter Schou.
In a first stage, a feasibility study, partly financed with a SEK 50,000 grant from Offshore Väst, will be carried out.
With its 7,000 km long coastline and extensive offshore expertise, Brazil is ideally equipped for offshore wind power. With oil companies’ increasing focus on renewable energy, and the favourable natural conditions, the country has seen increasing interest for concepts and projects within offshore wind power in recent years.
For instance, the state-owned oil company Petrobras has several cooperation agreements with international companies on project development in offshore wind power, while research centres and universities are studying innovative solutions to utilize the natural resource.