- Published: 12 December 2019 12 December 2019
10 Basque companies have joined forces in the Seapower project to coordinate and look for synergies in the development of new offshore solutions. The Seapower project held its second Consortium Meeting on 4th December at the headquarters of SENER in Getxo (Bizkaia) with the aim of continuing to promote the collaborative research and development of technologies and solutions for offshore wind power structures, towers and auxiliary systems for the new generation of high power wind turbines (10 MW+). The project has a budget of €5.3M for the 2019-2021 period and is funded by the Basque Government's Hazitek Programme, with the support of the European Regional Development Fund.
The project is led by the Sener, which will also coordinate activities related to the floating solution. Idom, will be responsible for the fixed solution, whilst Haizea Wind and Navacel will lead the development related to the XXL towers and the transition parts, respectively. The consortium is rounded off with Alkargo, manufacturer of transformers; Ditrel, developer of an electrical connection concept at the base of the wind turbine; Erreka, manufacturer of anchoring solutions for offshore wind power; Jaso Tower Cranes, provider of lifting systems; Mugape, supplier of anti-corrosion surface coatings and Nautilus Floating Solutions, developer of its own floating platform concept. The consortium is also supported by two centres of the Basque Science, Technology and Innovation Network (RVCTI) -Tecnalia and Tekniker- as well as the Basque Energy Cluster.