Orsted has entered four partnerships in Spain to pursue early-stage solar and onshore wind projects in upcoming grid auctions expected for mid-2022, and said it has multi-gigawatt ambitions in what it considers one of Europe’s largest renewables markets.

The partnerships with Glide Energy, Rolwind, ARBA Energías Renovables, and Ereda, will support project development and services. The local companies have extensive experience in greenfield development and form a complementary geographical footprint, the Danish utility said.

“Our ambition is to grow a significant multi-GW onshore business in Spain over the next decade across wind, solar, and storage technologies that will help our corporate and government partners decarbonise and complement the ambitions of Orsted’s offshore business in a key market,” Orsted onshore chief executive Neil O’Donovan said.