Barbados to Gauge (Floating) Offshore Wind Potential

The government of Barbados has invited expressions of interest for a wide range of studies that would ultimately lead to the construction of a large-scale offshore wind (bottom-fixed or floating) or ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) project.

The government received financing from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the European Union (EU) towards the Public Sector Smart Energy Program and intends to apply part of the proceeds to procure consulting services for which it issued this expression of interest call.

Barbados is looking to carry out a wide range of technical and environmental studies, as well as related capacity building activities, to investigate the feasibility and facilitate the construction of a large-scale offshore renewable energy project.

The studies will be undertaken considering the use of OTEC, offshore wind, and floating offshore wind technologies.

Eligible consulting companies are invited to indicate their interest in providing the required services by 25 July.

The general objective of the Public Sector Smart Energy Program is to promote the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency measures in the public sector to reduce Barbados’s fossil fuel dependence, promote sustainable energy, and therefore contribute to the country’s competitiveness.