The Magallanes Project requires industrial development backed by know-how of R&D+i,
technology and components that already exist in Vigo’s industrial environment. An
experienced interdisciplinary team take part in developing all stages of execution: from
university research to specialized workers in the shipyard.
Who are we?
Magallanes Renovables, the managing company for the Project, has its decision-making centre in Redondela (Pontevedra), with the majority of the professionals involved in researching, designing and constructing the prototype and the technology located in the Vigo area.
This is the parent company of the Partenon textile and clothing group, established in 1958, in Redondela (Pontevedra).
Partenon continues a family tradition in the clothing industry, harking back to the dawn of the 20th century. The company began by producing waterproofs for household use and clothing. In the 1980’s, the company specialized its activity in R&D+i to develop technical clothes for security corps and forces, with waterproof, breathable and fireproof products.
Since 1990, the company progressed to internationalization, especially in the markets of Germany and the United Kingdom. From 2000 onwards, the company expanded its range of products (polo shirts, shirts, footwear), becoming integral supplier of products and services for security corps in different countries around the world.
ABB is world leader in electrical engineering and automation. It is present in more than 100 countries and employs more than 145,000 people. Its role within the project is crucial in order to be able to produce the maximum energy from tidal currents and supply quality electricity. Its powerful R&D department, together with its commitment to the Project, makes it an important partner in Magallanes Project.
Leask Marine is a leading company in special marine operations. Located in the north of Scotland, in Orkney Islands, Leask Marine is a strategic partner for Magallanes Renovables, considering the importance that operations such as installing, uninstalling and maintenace have in the future of the project.
Alejandro Marques de Magallanes
Main shareholder and General Director. A Galician entrepreneur fully committed to innovation who, until now, has been involved in developing Partenon, one of the leading Spanish textile companies in design and production of uniforms and equipment for security corps and forces in Spain and other countries. He is founder and principal driver of Magallanes Project since its inception in 2007. Graduate in law, is CEO of Partenon from 1983.
Technical and Management Team
José Fariña Rodríguez
Marta García Rivas
Javier Grande Rodríguez
Pablo Mansilla Salinero
Adriano Marques de Magallanes
José Nuño Estévez
Francisco Javier Robredo
Pablo Yáñez Alfonso
THE SEAFARING INDUSTRY
The Magallanes Project was founded in an industrial, technological and professional environment closely linked to and specializing in the seafaring industry, more than 200 years ago: the Ria of Vigo. This environment has generated talent and know-how sufficient to deal with an innovative project in renewable energies: the construction of a floating platform to generate tidal energy in an efficient manner.