R&D&I

A team from UK-based University of Exeter and two companies based in Spain – Oceantec Energías Marinas and CDA Bilbao Co. – successfully completed the final part for commissioning the Oceantec Marmok-A-5 wave energy device at the Biscay Marine Energy Platform (BiMEP) in the Bay of Biscay, on the northern coast of Spain.

Fabricated by NAVACEL Process Industries in its facility in the Port of Bilbao, the Marmok-A-5 is a low-capacity device, 42 m in length and 5 m in diameter weighing about 80 tonnes. The generating system comprises two turbines located in the upper part of the device that have a rated capacity of 30 kW.

BiMEP is an infrastructure testing site established to research and test the technical and economic viability of wave energy converters prior to their large-scale commercialization and is located 1.7 km off the coast of Armintza.

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