ALMACO signs cooperation agreement with ABEEólica

The Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO) and the Brazilian Wind Energy Association (ABEEólica) have just signed a cooperation agreement.

ALMACO signs cooperation agreement with ABEEólica

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Signed by Erika Bernardino Aprá and Rodrigo Braga, respectively, president and vice-president of ALMACO, and Elbia Gannoum, president of ABEEólica, the document details the joint work strategy of the entities to boost the growth of offshore wind energy in Brazil.

“In addition to creating work groups, seminars and road shows, we will help ABEEólica’s member companies to fully explore the characteristics of composites. The material will be even more important for the success of offshore applications, an environment marked by very high corrosion,” says Erika.

According to Braga, the Brazilian potential for offshore generation is around 700 GW in places with a depth of up to 50 meters. “Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) is already evaluating licenses that add up to more than 130 GW of energy as of 2028. Composites will certainly play a crucial role in making these projects viable,” he emphasizes.

In 2021, wind power generation industry – more specifically, the manufacture of blades – accounted for 92.6% of Brazilian consumption of epoxy resin-based composites.

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