Offshore wind developer Ocean Winds has firmed up a budding partnership with the government of Rio de Janeiro state after a busy week for Brazil’s nascent offshore wind sector.

Ocean Winds, a joint venture between European energy giants EDP Renewables and Engie, already has a strong presence in Brazil and has submitted environmental permitting applications for proposed offshore arrays in four different states, including a 5GW project in Rio de Janeiro called Ventos do Atlantico.