Offers knowledge and expertise in areas such as modelling and analysis of floating structures, mooring systems, electric transmission, materials, resource or environmental impact assessment, focusing on the deployment of cost effective marine energy farms throughout their life cycle. TECNALIA has accumulated extensive experience in the development of devices for harnessing wave energy and offshore wind.
||BCAM (Basque Center for Applied Mathematics)
Is a world-class interdisciplinary research center on Applied Mathematics. The center started operations in 2008 and is located in the Basque Country (Spain). It is able to count on a solid network of international collaborators, promoting mobility and exchange of researchers, pre and posdoctoral training tasks and the organization of dissemination events and knowledge transfer.
||IH-Cantabria (Instituto de Hidráulica ambiental)
Is a joint research center that carries out research, knowledge transfer and training of specialists in the fields of fresh and saltwater. This work has allowed IH Cantabria to be at the forefront of national and international organizations working in the water cycle in its various facets. At IH Cantabria there are over 140 researchers and the center has over thirty years of experience.
It was the first Spanish company to test its own 1:4 WEC prototype in the marine environment. The complete R&D and testing process provided with both experience and knowledge in the development of wave energy converters. Technicians and engineers work in conjunction with technology developers, services, investors and promoters, supporting projects through all stages
It offers a large range of professional marine engineering services related to carrying out conceptual, basic, classification, detail and construction projects of any type of ship or marine devices. Likewise, is fully capacited for offering consultancy and technical assistance services to shipbuilders, operators and official bodies. A Marine CAD/CAM system, was designed and patented by SENER, used in the design of offshore structures.
||IHOBE (BASQUE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY)
Ihobe is the public agency of environment, belonging to the Department of the Environment, Territorial Planning and Housing of the Basque Government. Its mission is to support the Basque Government in developing environmental policy and spreading the culture of environmental sustainability. The headquarters are located in Bilbao (Bizkaia) but our jurisdiction covers the whole of the Basque Country.
It is an independent engineering firm specialized in Marine Renewable Energies (MRE): offshore wind (fixed and floating), tidal energy, wave energy, ocean thermal energy, etc … INNOSEA is a spin-off company from the Ecole Centrale de Nantes. It offers high level technical expertise and multidisciplinary engineering services for MRE systems and general production farms.
Is an international research station, an exhibition space, and a meeting place for courses, seminars and conferences. It provides facilities for researchers from all over the world to conduct research. The field station also welcomes students for field courses. Activities we could help out with include data collection, collecting and analyzing samples, conduct equipment tests, write reports and more.
As the world’s biggest electricity generator, the EDF Group covers every sector of expertise, from generation to trading and transmission grids. EDF builds on the expertise of its people, its R&D and engineering skills, its experience as a leading industry operator and the attentive support of its customers to deliver competitive solutions that successfully reconcile economic growth with climate protection.
Principle Power is an innovative technology and services provider for the offshore deep water wind energy market. PPI’s proven technology, the WindFloat – a floating wind turbine foundation – enables a change in paradigm for the industry in terms of reduced costs and risks for the installation and operations of offshore wind turbines taking into account design and operation.
SINTEF Energy Research delivers research-based systems and services, both in Norway and worldwide. It is part of the SINTEF Group, which is one of Europe’s largest independent research centres. SINTEF is an independent and non-commercial organisation. In close collaboration with NTNU, it has access to more than 12,000 m2 of advanced research facilities including the new SINTEF Energy Lab located in Trondheim.
Bureau Veritas is a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC), delivering high quality services to help clients meet the growing challenges of quality, safety, environmental protection and social responsibility. It offers innovative solutions that go beyond simple compliance with regulations and standards, reducing risk, improving performance and promoting sustainable development.
||ASTILLEROS DE MURUETA
MURUETA SHIPYARD has two fully operational production facilities, the original Murueta shipyard in the River of Gernika, and the more recent Erandio shipyard in the River of Bilbao. Besides, the R&D&i management system guarantees that the Astilleros de Murueta is always on the cutting edge in technology and at the forefront of the development of innovative projects in European ship and marine devices design.
SAITEC is one of the most prestigious engineering firms in Spain at present. It carries out its activities from a professional and independent standpoint, with a strong commitment to innovation, sustainable development and respect for the environment. It provides a wide range of top quality engineering services, from a comprehensive multidisciplinary perspective, having participated in the most relevant projects undertaken in Spain.
The Basque Government first created its own energy agency, the Ente Vasco de la Energía (or EVE) to lay the foundations for an energy policy that has been grounded, to different degrees at different stages, on energy efficiency, diversification of energy sources and promotion of renewables. Since then Ente Vasco de la Energía has been in charge of developing projects and initiatives in line with government policies.
||BASQUE MARITIME FORUM
The Basque Maritime Forum was established as a non-profit-making organisation, which includes companies, associations, banks, research centres and universities. It was officially recognised as a Priority Cluster by the Basque Government in 1999. The BMF’s mission is to represent, defend, consolidate, promote and improve the competitiveness of the companies in the Basque maritime sector by means services it offers.
||BIMEP (Biscay Marine Energy Platform)
Is sited in one of the areas of highest energy potential on the Basque coast (21 kW/m), very well communicated and with no impact on surrounding beaches or environmentally protected areas. Provides manufacturers of ocean energy devices with the opportunity to install their equipment in open sea conditions for demonstration and operational (power generation) purposes or for testing.
||GUIPUZKOA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Is a non-profit organization at the service of the company and the general interests of Gipuzkoa. Independent, representative of all companies in Gipuzkoa. Our interest is the success of the company and the economic development of Gipuzkoa.
||BASQUE ENERGY CLUSTER
The Basque Energy Cluster is made up of the leading companies in the energy sector located in the Basque Country (energy operators, component and equipment manufacturers), agents of the Basque Science, Technology and Innovation Network and public administration bodies involved in the energy field to foster the competitiveness of the industrial sector. It is currently made up of over one hundred companies.
||NAUTILUS FLOATING SOLUTIONS
The structure roots their advantages in its design that allows the manufacturing in conventional shipyards, the assembly of the wind turbine generation in ports and the towing and installation with conventional tugboats and Anchor Handling Vessels. NAUTILUS can support 5 MW wind turbines with the objective to scale up to 10MW, being an opportunity for its industrial shareholders to access a new global emerging market.
Is the world leader in the supply of chains and mooring systems for the offshore industry.Today, Vicinay Marine has more than 600 people working in the marine and offshore mooring business. Its world-wide representation and product quality are recognised by the most well known companies in the industry, exporting to more than 30 countries.
Boasting a track record that spans over 170 years,today Iberdrola is a multinational group leading the energy sector: the company produces and supplies electricity to some 100 million people in the countries in which it operates. Furthermore,the company has become the leader in clean energy Iberdrola is the first renewable producer amongst European utilities and the cleanest power company in the USA, with almost zero emissions.
Siemens Gamesa is a global technological leader in the wind industry, with a footprint in 55 countries and more than 35,800 MW installed. Its comprehensive response includes also the wind turbine’s operation and maintenance services that manages for more than 22 GW.
The company has production centres in the main wind markets: Spain and China.
Is a company specialising in power and control electronics (inverters, frequency converters, controllers and protections), generators, motors and pumps, electrical engineering and automation projects, electrical panels and medium voltage cells, in addition to biomass and solar thermal plant engineering. The company completes its offer with operation & maintenance services, and installation services.
The National Renewable Energy Centre is incorporated as a non-profit foundation, which is called “CENER-CIEMAT Foundation”. All its trustees are public institutions, such as the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Competitiveness, Ciemat, Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism and the Government of Navarre aiming to support renewable iniciatives throughout Spain.
Navantia, a Spanish public company that belongs to the SEPI (a state-owned enterprise subordinate to the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Treasury). Navantia offers integral solutions to its clients, as it has the capacity required to assume responsibility over any naval program in the world, delivering fully operational vessels, and the required support throughout the service life of the product.
The Eolfi group specialises in creating electricity from renewable energy sources, like photovoltaic solar power or wind turbines, without the use of fossil fuels. This company aims to work with communities, manufacturers, and investors. Eolfi covers all stages of the value chain: project development, financing, construction and operation.
Hine Renovables develops existing products and designs new applications in response to ever more demanding requirements. Hine Renovables leads the market in Spain and is a major components and hydraulic systems manufacturers in this sector. Customer satisfaction pushes the organization to continue its research to be able to offer new solutions.
Provides classification, technical assurance, software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. It also provides certification services to customers across a wide range of industries. Combining leading technical and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, we empower our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence.
Created in 2008 to develop an innovative solution for generating electricity from ocean waves within the renewable energy industry, to reduce wave electricity production costs to sustainable levels through technology development, operational excellence and scalability to ultimately compete with conventional generation and to provide an integrated, portfolio-based approach to project economics from site selection and project development.
The APPA Marine Section is composed of about twenty companies interested in harnessing the energy resources of our seas. It works to lay the foundations for the development of this technology in Spain. The Section coordinates the efforts for this renewable technology to obtain the support of the different Administrations according to the costs of generation and a specific installed power objectives for the year 2020.
Over 20 years of experience developing comprehensive customized solutions for wind turbine manufacturers. The main products are: Complete pitch-control: Hydraulic units, manifolds and cylinders, piston accumulators, rotary fittings, hydraulic distributors, emergency brakes, rotor brakes, electronic analogue and digital systems for pitch control, test benches for assembling equipment before leaving for the field.
The Naval and Marine Technology Center was born in 2003 with the objective of improving the competitiveness of the naval and maritime sector through the development of new technological solutions for companies, making available to them all their scientific and technological resources, a set of facilities and an excited team with high technological training.
Is a non-profit foundation formed by UPV-EHU, TECNALIA FOUNDATION and DONOSTIA INTERNATIONAL PHYSICS CENTER (DIPC), whose main objective is looking to recruit a collaboration analyst to work with the so called “Poles of Knowledge”, which are open spaces created for multidisciplinary and inter-institutional collaboration, aiming to solve nowadays global challenges. It is devoted now to give support to the REM+.
SEA Europe, the European Ships and Maritime Equipment Association is the voice of the European maritime technology industry. SEA Europe promotes and supports European business enterprises which are involved in the building, construction, maintenance and repair of all types of ships and other relevant maritime structures, including the complete supply chain of systems, equipment and services.
||CONFERENCE OF PERIPHERAL MARITIME REGIONS
The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions brings together some 160 Regions from 25 States from the European Union and beyond. Representing about 200 million people, the CPMR campaigns in favour of a more balanced development of the European territory. It focuses mainly on social, economic and territorial cohesion, maritime policies and blue growth, and accessibility.
IK4-TEKNIKER is a technology centre specialised in Advanced Manufacturing, Surface Engineering, Product Engineering and ICTs technologies, promoting its transfer to companies.With more than 35 years of experience in applied technology research, the use of the most advanced means, a constant commitment to R & D & I, the quality of a work carried out by an internationally recognized team of specialists and the necessary accreditations.
D-ICE is an innovative research & engineering deeptech company bringing digital solutions for the industry. D-ICE is specialized in software engineering, hydrodynamics, applied maths and advanced control. We have developed innovative technologies for the modelling of offshore operations and the control systems associated. The company is an active member of different clusters & networks.
Is a company that aims to provide state-of-the-art engineering solutions to the integrity management of assets operating in marine environment. From oil &gas to renewable industry, guarantee the integrity of the asset is a must to preserve our sea life.Therefore, providing the best solutions to better manage the life cycle of a marine asset is our mission. The combination of data science and artificial intelligence with structure and hydrodynamics engineering give us a unique capacity to make a real impact in the marine industry.
It is a research center in ocean energy with greater capabilities for the development of technologies with high social and industrial impact. It is responsible for generating innovative products, techniques and technologies that exploit the diversity of ocean energy resources available to supply a growing part of the energy demand of the Mexican Republic in a sustainable, effective and profitable manner.
The interdisciplinary research developed at MERIC allows to understand the ecosystem dynamics related to the extraction of marine renewable energy, as well as how to adapt the current technologies to the extreme conditions of Chile. At the same time, MERIC examines the international experience related to procedures, regulations and public policies that could be adapted to the Chilean context.
||PMEC-OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
PMEC has been dedicated to accelerating the responsible development of wave, tidal, in-river, and offshore wind energy technologies. The Center unites faculty and students across three leading universities in their work with key stakeholders to investigate technical, environmental, and social dimensions of marine energy.
||UNIVERSITY OF MAINE
Founded in 1865, the University of Maine is a land, sea and space grant institution, and the flagship campus of the University of Maine System. This vibrant and dynamic university serves Maine, the nation, and the world through its teaching, research and outreach mission. UMaine offers more than 100 degree programs through which students can earn graduate certificates, master’s, doctoral or professional science master’s degrees.
Is an international engineering & consultancy company, founded in Belgium in 1982.IMDC has worked on projects in over 50 countries. Throughout the years IMDC has been involved in coastal and offshore engineering, covering all stages of the project life-cycle including decommissioning. For over 35 years IMDC has been expanding its knowledge through R&D&I programmes, which are executed in close collaboration with our Clients as well as with universities and research institutions.
HWG, based in Bilbao, Spain, is an industrial group dedicated to the manufacturing of wind towers and offshore structures aiming to become the next global wind supplier.Driven by a group of experienced professionals and following our customer’s needs, HWG is developing a global footprint through new facilities around the globe.HWG has manufacturing presence in Spain and Argentina covering customer’s onshore and offshore needs.
IST aims to contribute to the development of society, promoting excellence in higher education by developing Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) activities. The Centre for Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering is a research centre of IST, organized in the following research groups: Marine Environment, Marine Dynamics and Hydrodynamics, Marine Structures and Safety and Logistics of Maritime Transportation.
Is the strongest centre for wind energy research in the UK. The University’s leadership in this area is internationally recognized and has strong contributions to the European Energy Research Alliance Joint Programme Wind and various tasks of the International Energy Agency on wind research. Additionally, Strathclyde has long-standing partnership with 10 leading Wind Energy Research institutes in Europe including SINTEF in Norway, ECN (Energy research Centre of the Netherlands), CENER (National Renewable Energy Center) in Spain and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).
IKERLAN is a leading technology center in the transfer of knowledge and in providing competitive value to companies. We seek excellence in R & D & I, thanks to the continuous adaptation to the needs of our customers and the proximity to business reality. True to our mission, we work every day since 1974 to develop solutions that allow our customers to be increasingly competitive. They are a member cooperative of the MONDRAGON Corporation and we are linked to the Basque Research and Technology Alliance (BRTA).
Global Center of Expertise (GCE) NODE is a cluster of companies that supply world-leading technology, products and services to the global energy and maritime industries. Our focus is on building competency and R&D cooperation with national and international partners.Our goals are to secure competitiveness, enhance the development of new products and services, and transfer knowledge and technology to new markets in a sustainable way.
Swansea University is a research-led university that has been making a difference since 1920. We are committed to undertaking research with real- world benefits. Our research changes lives. We boast interdisciplinary research across many areas; an approach which encourages original thinking and collaborative working to create innovative outcomes Since 1920, our ground breaking research has been making an impact, driving growth and creating a knowledge-rich community, locally, nationally and globally.
Maxwind Technologies is a spin-off company of Hispavista Labs, which is part of the RVCT (Basque Science and Technology Network). They are specialized in developing advanced software solutions in the cloud for different customer needs. They have started the Pitch Adjustment project in order to attend the demands of different customers related to the renewable wind energy, specially focused in future offshore needs.
Ideol is a global leader and pure player in floating foundations for offshore wind and has been engineering and accompanying floating offshore wind projects from conception to installation since 2010. Recipient of numerous innovation and entrepreneurship awards and recognized as one of the most promising cleantech companies, Ideol’s fully integrated team of over 60 experts and engineers has patented numerous innovations
France Energies Marines is the Institute for Energy Transition dedicated to offshore renewable energies sector. The setting up, the coordination, the scientific management and the execution of research and engineering work as part of collaborative R&D projects are at the heart of France Energies Marines. These projects receive financial support from the French programme Investissementsd’avenir or from the European Union.
Aker Solutions delivers integrated solutions, products and services to the global energy industry. We enable low-carbon oil and gas production and develop renewable solutions to meet future energy needs.
The Smart/Micro Grid Research Center (SMGRC) at the University of Kurdistan.
Inalia develops structural health monitoring systems. These solutions are based on physical measurements and their conversion into value-added information through the use of mechanical knowledge, design and FEM and CFD modelling.
Since 1997 Mondragon University has been at the forefront of educational innovation, fulfilling our commitment to generating a positive impact on people, enterprises and society. MU has opted for a collaborative research model based on research alignment –from basic oriented
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. Vestas designs, manufactures, installs, and services wind turbines across the globe. Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and +144 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions.
CorPower Oceans is a turnkey supplier of wave energy systems, enabling our customers to generate clean electricity from ocean waves. Renewable energy is more than our business; it’s our inspiration, the heart of why we’re driven to continue our mission. We know the result of our years spent researching and engineering will positively impact everyone. It’s the only way to power our planet for the future – responsibly and sustainably.
||COER Maynoth University
The Centre for Ocean Energy Research (COER) in Maynooth University boasts an international research team of 30 who are focused on diverse projects related largely to wave energy technology development funded by national and international bodies and industry leaders.
Seaway7, part of the Subsea7 Group, support developers to bring sustainable, renewable energy to the world through the construction of fixed offshore wind farms. As a global leader in the delivery of fixed offshore wind projects, Seaway7 offers specialist foundation, offshore substation, submarine cable and wind turbine installation services and heavy transportation for the renewables sector.
||TU Delft MREL
MREL focuses on the development, improvement, optimisation of renewable energy project though a variety of approaches. The lab uses a plethora of novel developed methodologies and models for, resource assessments, Climate Change impacts, array optimisation, hydrodynamics, nearshore impacts, shallow water dynamics, hybridisation with marine energies, Energy System Integration of marine renewables, Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), techno-economics.
CENTEC, Centre for Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering, is a research centre of IST, recognized and funded by the Portuguese Government through the Foundation for Science and Technology of the Portuguese Ministry of Science and Technology, which in 2015 classified it as EXCELLENT.
CENTEC is organized in the following research groups:
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