The Maritime and Port Office of Cape Verde (AMP) has signed a contract with German wave developer SINN Power to install an array off the island of Sao Vicente.

The project set to feature 21 SINN Power modules backed up by solar PV aims to power a sustainable shrimp farm with 100% renewable electricity within three years.

In co-operation with the Fazenda de Camarao shrimp farm initiative and the University of Cabo Verde, the project is scheduled to begin immediately with a detailed feasibility study.

SINN Power said the project would reduce the shrimp farm’s carbon emissions by 127 tonnes per year by saving around 50,000 litres of diesel worth approximately €75,000. 

"By signing this contract, the AMP helped us to start this worldwide leading, innovative project in only a few months’ time on Sao Vicente,” said SINN Power chief executive Philipp Sinn.

"We are very excited about the growth opportunities that emerge from our installation on Cape Verde and are looking forward to future projects in Africa."

Image: Philipp Sinn (second from right) with Cape Verde project team (SINN Power)