Shell Brasil Applies for Environmental License for Offshore Wind Power Projects

(Shell Brasil, 18.Mar.2022) — Shell Brasil earlier this week applied for environmental licenses from the Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Natural Resources (IBAMA) for offshore wind power generation in six areas covered by the states of Piauí, Ceará, Rio Grande do Norte, Espírito Santo, Rio de Janeiro, and Rio Grande do Sul.

These six projects under development will have a combined installed capacity of 17GW. The initiative demonstrates Shell’s commitment to Brazil and the deployment of the Group’s Powering Progress strategy, centered on decarbonization goals for energy transition.

Pending a decision on the remaining regulations that will guide the development of these projects in Brazil, submitting the Activity Characterization Form (FCA) to IBAMA is the first step to ensure the best study of the areas and the sustainable and responsible development of the investments necessary for the license. The environmental studies will begin in 2022.

“With more than 20 years of experience in wind power globally and a track record of more than 50 years in offshore projects, Shell intends to combine its expertise on these two fronts to provide more and cleaner energy for Brazil,” says Gabriela Oliveira, Shell’s Renewable Generation Manager in Brazil.