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TotalEnergies to develop offshore wind in Brazil

Single Offshore Wind Turbine in a Windfarm under construction off the English Coast, North Sea

France’s TotalEnergies has agreed to develop a wind project off the coast of the state of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

The energy company inked an agreement with EIG-owned transportation and energy conglomerate Prumo Logistica. Under the two-year agreement, TotalEnergies will explore the feasibility of the development of a 3GW offshore project.

The offshore wind farm is set to be located off the Port of Açu, which is looking to become a logistics and renewable energy hub in the region, with several companies signing on to the initiative, including Neoenergia (PFR, 9/29) and EDF Renewables (PFR, 9/14).

The port of Açu has 2.4GW of renewable energy projects under development, including green hydrogen projects.

"The partnership with TotalEnergies proves that the Port of Açu is the ideal partner in southeastern Brazil for the development of offshore wind farms. We are the best place to install logistics bases for companies that want to manufacture, produce and operate with competitive advantage," said Rogério Zampronha, chief executive of Prumo.

Last month, TotalEnergies formed a joint venture with Casa dos Ventos to develop more than 6GW of renewable projects in Brazil, including 1GW of offshore wind assets (PFR, 10/26)