GETXO, Vizcaya — Sener, an engineering and technology group, and Fildravo, an architecture engineering consulting company, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly offer engineering services for offshore wind projects in the Philippines.
The companies will collaborate on offshore wind projects in the country, leveraging Sener’s expertise in offshore wind engineering and Fildravo’s in-depth knowledge of local dynamics and stakeholder engagement, environmental impact assessment, and permitting.
The Philippines government is targeting to restore the overall share of renewable energy in the country’s electricity mix from 21% in 2021 to 35% by 2030, which is what the share was in 2008.
According to the World Bank’s 2022 Philippines Offshore Wind Roadmap, the Philippines has a technical potential offshore wind resource of 178 GW. As of April 2023, DOE has awarded 63 offshore wind contracts with a total potential capacity of 49.92 GW.
Sener has undertaken screening and feasibility studies in Spain, Portugal and Brazil. It also has performed engineering and R&D services for offshore wind farms including but not limited to Parc Tramuntana (Spain, 500 MW), Parque Tarahal (Spain, 225 MW), and other projects in Australia and Colombia, and various engineering studies such as port analysis in the UK, Portugal and Italy. Sener has also provided construction supervision in projects such as Kincardine Offshore Floating Wind Farm (UK) and Baltic Eagle Offshore Wind Farm (Germany).
Fildravo has been involved in the masterplan development for the Cagayan Special Economic Zone as well as other architecture and engineering services for industrial plants and ports.