Call to action: Danish Wind Energy Mission to Brazil 2022

17. oktober 2022 – 2:00 – 2:00 São Paulo & Ceará – Brazil

DATE: 17- 21. Oct. 2022 (week 42)

Background
Brazil has more than 160 GW of offshore wind energy projects registered for environmental impact assessment by IBAMA and is striving to establish its regulatory framework for enabling the countrys first offshore wind projects. In addition, Brazil has a mature onshore wind market with current installed capacity of 21.5GW, listing Brazil as 6th place in the global ranking of onshore wind installed capacity according to the GWEC- Global Wind Energy Report 2022. The report shows that the country ranked third place in new wind power plants in 2021, only behind China and the US. According to industry led Association, ABEEolica, Brazil will have at least 30 GW of installed wind energy capacity by 2024, considering only auctions already held and contracts signed.

Based on this background, the INNOWIND Brazil and Denmark innovation project emerges with the overall objective to position Danish innovative competencies and know-how within wind energy in Brazil, in order to strength the Brazilian wind industry and supply chain by supporting development of an innovative energy cluster in the state of Ceara, Brazil. The INNOWIND consortium intends to support Danish companies that have genuine interest to learn about the market opportunities and entering the Brazilian on-offshore wind market, either on their own or via strategic collaboration with local organizations in Brazil.

Proposed program in Brazil

  • Meeting with relevant representatives of major developers and OEMs manufactures in Brazil in order to understand specific market needs and models for collaboration,
  • Meetings with energy regulators and law makers to understand the next developments and commitments towards on and offshore wind,
  • Visits to relevant manufacturing facilities and ports,
  • B2B meetings with potential local partners or /and clients,
  • Participation in Latin Americas largest wind energy trade fair, Brazil Wind Power Conference https://www.brazilwindpower.com.br/en/home.html

A detailed program will be developed based on the Danish companies specific interests.

Eligibility conditions:

All Danish companies working on the wind industry in Denmark and with genuine interest to learn about market opportunities in Brazil are invited. According to the funding scheme provided by the Danish Energy Agency, the INNOWIND project will grant to up to 8 (eight) Danish Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) full coverage of flight tickets to Brazil, accommodation in Brazil and entry tickets to the Brazil Wind Power Conference in Sao Paulo. Danish SMEs must pay for their own food allowances and any other costs related to travel. Participants will be selected based on a first come, first served basis.

To be eligible for this grant, it is required to:

  • Be a SME according to the European definition. The formal definition is available here: https://ec.europa.eu/growth/smes/business-friendly-environment/sme-definition_en
  • Develop a product or service positioned on the Wind energy value chain: project development & siting, assembly & installation, foundations, design, and manufacturing of wind turbines components, grid connection, operation & maintenance and/or support services & auxiliary equipment.
  • Be a Danish SME with international strategy and ambition towards the Brazilian onshore and offshore wind market.

FYI: Danish company that is NOT classified as SME according to the definition above, or already established in Brazil can still participate! But must pay their own travel costs incl. accommodation, food allowances and any other costs.

Deadline
Deadline for applying for participation is Friday, September 16th 2022.

Questions?
Any enquiries, related to Danish participants attendance, please contact:
Energy Cluster Denmark:
Gustavo Ferraz de Luna,
International Project Manager
tlf: 0045 42149175 / Email: gfl@energycluster.dk
Or
The Royal Danish Consulate in Sao Paulo, Trade Council:
Lucas Barbosa,
Head of Wind Energy Advisory
tlf: 0055 11 991 349 309 / Email: lucsil@um.dk