Magallanes Renovables has developed and proved a revolutionary technology for the generation of electricity from the ocean currents, unlocking an extraordinary unexploited resource
Tidal energy is a renewable energy powered by the natural rise and fall of ocean tides and currents.
THE POWER OF AN UNLIMITED RESOURCE
Water is 784 times denser than air, therefore it carries a higher amount of energy at the same speeds
390 GW WOLRDWIDE
There is Potentially 390 GW of energy accessible worldwide.
In the shorter term, 2000 MW have been awarded in the UK in Tidal sites, that are ready to be exploited.
The tides are the result of the gravity-pull of the moon on the oceans. As the movement of the moon is predictable, so are the tides
Our philosophy is to use as much technology as there is developed from the already mature wind and naval industries. This way we minimize the technology risk and focus on technical the challenges that are unique to Us.
The 45-metre floating platform is suited with two 21 metre high output rotors that combined produce up to 1,5MW.
The engineering of the hull and its construction comes from the Naval industry, and all the machinery inside is supplied by the windmill sector. Taking advance of these two already mature sectors reduces CAPEX significantly. Also, being a floating device, installation and decommissioning is easily done.
Our Tidal Platform is designed s that any maintenance or repair can be done from the inside of the platform, as we have access to the machinery room 15 metres below sea level. This reduces maintenance costs as well as reducing stops.
These three characteristics have led us to a competitive LCOE at current tariffs, that will only improve with the industrialization and further development.
We have been testing our full-scale platform since August 2019 in Fall of Warness (Scotland) at the EMEC´s site (European Marine Centre) with extraordinary results.