Navantia works on three offshore wind R&D projects - report

(SeeNews) - Jul 31, 2013 - Spanish state-owned shipbuilder Navantia currently works on three research and development (R&D) offshore wind energy projects, as part of efforts to diversify its business, daily La Voz de Cadiz quoted sources from the company as saying.

Navantia participates in the wind turbine support structures design project Seamar, in wind speed measuring platforms development programme In Off Met and in the Floatgen consortium, which targets the construction of two floating platforms for offshore wind turbines to be installed in Spain, the sources said.

The company has already obtained all needed licences to produce the power substation part of the Floatgen project at its shipyards in Ferrol and Puerto Real next year.

Floatgen, in which participate also Gamesa (MCE:GAM), Ideol, the University of Stuttgart, Acciona (MCE:ANA), Olav Olsen, Fraunhofer IWES, RSK Environment and Greenovate, is co-financed by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme and is expected to install the first offshore wind turbine in 2015.

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