Ports of Aveiro and Figueira da Foz visit Ports of Gijón and A Coruña with focus on offshore renewable energies

28 MAR. 2024


The Board of Directors of the Ports of Aveiro and Figueira da Foz visited the Ports of Gijón and A Coruña on 21st and 22nd March, following on from the visits made by the administrations of these ports to the Port of Aveiro in April and May last year, with the aim of strengthening relations and analyzing the possibility of collaborating on models for developing ports as energy hubs, particularly in the field of offshore wind energy. 

On the 21st, the delegation from the Ports of Aveiro and Figueira da Foz, led by the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Eduardo Feio, visited the Port of Gijón and was received by its Director General, José Manuel del Arco. The visit was also aimed at getting to know the port's infrastructures, especially the expansion area of the port, the investments and projects underway, particularly those related to the changes in cargo resulting from the energy transition processes, and analyzing the development of new synergies between the parties.  

On 22 March, the Portuguese delegation was welcomed to the Port of A Coruña by its President, Martín Fernández Prado, and visited the Outer Port of Punta Langosteira, where they had the opportunity to learn about the potential of the darsena and explore the possibilities for collaboration between the ports on joint strategic projects, given that the Port of A Coruña aims to become a hub for the manufacture of offshore wind components destined for northern Europe. 

The outer harbour of Punta Langosteira is a recently built major port infrastructure that offers opportunities in the southern part of the darsena for the installation of industrial units dedicated to offshore wind energy and other green energy sources.   
It should also be noted that the Port of Aveiro, in addition to being one of the main Portuguese ports for the transshipment of components for the wind industry, has installed a unit for the production of offshore wind energy components in its Logistics and Industrial Activities Zone, CSWIND Portugal, and a public tender is underway for the concession of 3 plots of land, with a total area of 19 hectares, for the installation of industrial units in the floating offshore wind sector. 
These visits followed the participation of the Ports of Aveiro and Figueira da Foz in the annual WindEurope event, held in Bilbao from 20 to 22 March, dedicated to onshore and offshore wind energy.

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