Platform key component, finished
One of the cornerstones and most innovative parts during the construction of the tidal platform within Magallanes Project was presented in public.
Magallanes Project continues the development and construction in Galicia of its prototype capable of producing energy from tidal currents. It is the first Spanish project developed on a floating-technology basis, and one the most advanced in its R&D&I stage in the world. The project has been conceived, produced and developed in Galicia, in an 8-year process of research and tests in which more than 40 researchers from the three Galician universities and other technological centres have been involved.
Magallanes Renovables has invested almost EUR 8 million in R&D&I and forecasts a total investment of EUR 13 million until the marketing phase, expected within one year.
Magallanes Project is based in producing and developing in Galicia the platforms that will be then exported to areas with higher intensity and velocity of tidal currents.
Magallanes Project was already tested in the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), with a 1:10 scale model of the platform, at the end of 2014. Currently, the assembly of the full-scale floating platform continues in Cardama Shipyard, in Vigo.