PivotBuoy floating offshore wind turbine prototype, to be tested at PLOCAN, is unveiled in the port of Las Palmas

November 24, 2021

The CEO of X1Wind, Alex Raventós Agustí, was at the port of Las Palmas to present the new prototype of the floating offshore wind turbine. Designed using patented PivotBuoy® technology, this solution introduces innovations that reduce the costs of floating wind turbines, facilitate their scalability, and minimise their impact on the environment, and therefore represents a great opportunity for offshore wind energy.

The prototype was assembled at the Hidramar facilities and is now ready to be installed in the coming weeks; it will be towed and connected to the test site of the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) once the dynamic cable has been laid.

The unveiling ceremony brought together the president of the Island Council of Gran Canaria, Antonio Morales, the deputy regional minister for Economy and Internationalisation of the Canary Islands Government, Blas Acosta, the director general of Energy of the Canary Islands Government, Rosana Melián, the president of the Las Palmas Port Authority, Luis Ibarra, the director general of the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI), Javier Ponce, the director of PLOCAN, José Joaquín Hernández Brito, and the director of the Hidramar shipyard in Las Palmas, Jhon Nestares, among other authorities and directors of the consortium of nine companies and institutions participating in the PivotBuoy project.

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