- Published: 21 May 2008 21 May 2008
Ingeteam is to invest € 17 million in the first and only power electronics and high power machine experimental research centre in Southern Europe..
This two-facility centre, to be located at Zamudio (Bizkaia) and Beasain (Gipuzkoa), Spain, will be home to over 200 national and international top-level researchers. The new laboratory will validate the latest technologies in high power electronics and electric machines for the energy, rail transport, marine propulsion and steelmaking sectors. The two centres will be located at separate facilities which will complement each other with regard to objectives and the necessary technologies. The High Power Electronics Laboratory, at the Zamudio Technology Park, will focus on the study of medium power converters. The Electric Machine Laboratory in Beasain, will be centred on electric machines and machine-converter units. For Ingeteam this centre represents a turning point in its on-going in-house technology research and development work and will make it possible to optimise results, improve technical performance and reduce those costs incurred by outside testing.