Posters | WindEurope Annual Event 2023

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We would like to invite you to come and see the posters at our upcoming conference. The posters will showcase a diverse range of research topics and provide an opportunity for delegates to engage with the authors and learn more about their work. Whether you are a seasoned researcher or simply curious about the latest developments in your field, we believe that the posters will offer something of interest to everyone. So please, join us at the conference and take advantage of this opportunity to learn and engage with your peers in the academic community. We look forward to seeing you there!


David Melo, Reseacher, Creation Research Group - UFRN


Brazil is estimated to hold a potential of 697 GW of offshore wind power on waters up to 50m. However, the country demands the development of its local supply chain, due to the size and nature of its main components. In this context, this research aims to identify opportunities and bottlenecks to the supply chain development. The study was held in six phases, contemplating theoretical research; research on institutional websites recognized in publication of technical reports on offshore wind energy; on websites of international companies operating in the offshore wind sector as well as national entities operating in onshore wind, offshore O&G and naval industry; interviews using a semi-structured questionnaire; internal workshops to analyse and structure a framework and to identify and build guidelines and recommendations for development of the offshore wind supply chains. The main opportunities refer to the industrial maturity of the onshore wind and offshore O&G sectors that could have synergies; integration with companies from the onshore wind and O&G offshore market to facilitate 'tropicalization' of the technology; participation of offshore international companies in Brazil; insertion of national companies in several supply chain tiers; existent O&M activities port infrastructure; the existence of well-conceived research centers and post-graduation programs; and the opportunity to develop technologies linked to green hydrogen production. The main bottlenecks identified for the supply chain included: the absence of adequate port infrastructure and specialized vessels for offshore wind installation activities; technical immaturity of national companies to participate in the chains; and lack of knowledge and experience in the offshore wind sector. Following the sector's development, it is important that to seize opportunities and address the bottlenecks to promote a sustainable and efficient development. Thus, this research is concluded with some recommendations for the offshore supply chain development in Brazil.

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