After three years of public consultation, a number of webinars and technical support from European experts, the Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) has concluded the standard terms of reference (TR) of licensing for offshore wind developments.
These terms consolidate the scope required by the Environmental Impact Report (EIA/RIMA) regarding the construction of offshore wind farms, which must then be presented to IBAMA in order to conduct an environmental feasibility analysis of the projects. The terms can be adapted to accommodate different regions and project requirements, and a simplified licensing process will apply to projects with low environmental impact. For offshore wind farms, this means projects composed of up to two wind turbines connected to existing marine platforms.
Below are the most important technical points in the TR:
Currently, there are seven offshore wind projects in Brazil are in the process of applying for environmental licensing:
In addition to environmental licensing, the developers will have to apply for other permits from ANEEL, SPU, the Navy and others.
Authored by Luany Dantas, Naval Architect | Rio de Janeiro