To unique facilities of great importance in the marine energy fields, located in the three regions:

June 24, 2022


CENER runs an experimental wind farm ( to install prototypes and it is suitable for certification tests in complex terrain conditions and with high wind levels. It has 6 calibrated positions to install prototypes of machines of up 5 MW each, and 4 additional meteorological towers, 120 metres high. The farm has been provided with continuous operational measurement equipment, offices for customers and meeting rooms. It has been meticulously studied, characterized and analysed to offer the best conditions for prototype.

June 20, 2022


The Ente Vasco de la Energía (EVE), the Basque Government’s energy agency, officially brought the Mutriku wave energy plant in the Basque Country (Spain) into service in July 2011. The plant would generate 300 kW power to supply 250 households. €6.4 million were invested in the facility. It received funding under the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission. The global potential of ocean wave energy is estimated to be 1.8 TW, but most of it is not being exploited. It is hoped that the Mutriku plant will give impetus to similar developments around the world to harness the energy.

June 10, 2022


La Rochelle seeks to be the first coastal urban territory to be carbon neutral by 2040. Winner of the call for innovation territory projects, “La Rochelle Territorie Zéro Carbone” aims, among other things, to accelerate development of mobility, foster energy efficiency upgrades of residential and commercial buildings, and drive the development of self-consumption and renewable energies. The La Rochelle structuring projects includes an offshore wind project off the coast of Oléron. It is against this backdrop that the Port of La Rochelle aims to become a preferred reception platform for handling and/or building foundations for offshore wind turbines.

May 10, 2022


The CECOER is the largest control center for renewable installations in the world. From its location in the Spanish town of Sarriguren, on the outskirts of Pamplona, ​​it manages the operation of all the company’s electricity generation facilities in the world together with those of third-party customers, and its tasks include four main functions:

  • Permanent supervision of the operation of wind, hydroelectric, photovoltaic, solar thermal and biomass facilities.
  • Immediate detection of incidents in any installation and correction remotely, for the most part, or locally coordinated
  • Energy management with its own prediction models and sending information in real time to the electricity system operator in each country.
  • Data logging and analysis to optimize facility efficiency

In practice, this means that the CECOER is an eye open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, which supervises all the renewable energy facilities that the company operates around the globe to detect, record and respond to any incident that can occur. At the same time, the CECOER communicates to the operator of the electrical system of each country the forecast of production in the following hours and the production in real time of each installation, that is, it anticipates how much energy each plant will generate after analyzing the weather forecast. Likewise, it attends to and applies the instructions sent by the system operator to reduce or increase the energy produced at a given moment and thus maintain the stability of the electrical system.

May 10, 2022


Ingeteam is an international technology company specializing in the conversion of electrical energy. Its technological development in power and control electronics (inverters, frequency converters, controllers and protections), Indar rotating electrical machinery (motors, generators and motor-pump groups), systems (integration of electro-mechanical and automation engineering) and services of operation and maintenance, allows it to offer solutions for the wind, photovoltaic, hydroelectric and fossil generation sectors, the metal transformation industry, naval, railway traction, water, electric vehicle recharging, green hydrogen and the electric power network, including substations encompassing transport and distribution, always seeking more efficient energy generation and consumption.

Ingeteam operates throughout the world and has permanent establishments in 24 countries, employing more than 4,000 people. Its activity is structured on the basis of R+D+i, annually investing more than 5% of its turnover in it.

May 10, 2022


In the middle of the Bay of Biscay, equidistant between Brest and Finisterre, the Port of Bilbao is central in the European Atlantic. For almost 700 years, this central location has made Bilbao a privileged link with the main ports in both the American continent and the north of Europe. An offer of regular services connects it with 800 ports worldwide. The Port of Bilbao works with all classes of goods and vessels. It is open and operative 24 hours a day, every day of the year. It has no problems of drafts or tides. The Port’s influence stretches to the Iberian Peninsula and into the south of France – a vast area whose epicentre is in the metropolitan area of Bilbao. Within a 200-kilometre radius 4 million people live, and more than 20 million within 400. In addition, it is an excellent route on the way to the eastern European market.

The visit will begin with a talk in the rooms of the port authority about the facilities and renewable energy projects, going on to see the two Tecnalia HARSH1 and HARSH2 buoys, continuing with a visit to the Saitec Offshore DemoSath and finally the Haizea Wind facilities.

March 16, 2022


Is a joint research center that carries out research, knowledge transfer and training of specialists in the fields of fresh and saltwater. This work has allowed IH Cantabria to be at the forefront of national and international organizations working in the water cycle in its various facets. At IH Cantabria there are over 140 researchers and the center has over thirty years of experience.

June 23, 2021


BiMEP (Biscay Marine Energy Platform) is a test site for ocean energy device and offshore auxiliary equipment prototypes. It is off the coast at Armintza. Operational since June 2015, this important and unique infrastructure in Europe provides technology developers with a site with appropriate wind and wave resources to test the economic and technical feasibility of different concept designs, offering security prior to progressing to the large-scale commercial phase.