Offshore Experimental Station MISSION: Infrastructure for experimentation, demonstration and operation of new devices and technologies; wind and ocean energy converters, environmental research and analysis of climate change. KEY OBJECTIVES: To promote a specialized industrial sector in marine-based renewable energies through R&D activities To foster the development of Asturias and the University of Oviedo as a “Knowledge Centre of Maritime Renewable Energies” To attract national and international renowned technology developers and professionals. To increase the public and private R&D investment for regional business development.
Main Activities R&D-O&M ACTIVITIES Off Shore Energies Aquaculture Wind Energy Pile foundation Transport efficiency Grid Integration Environment and Wave Energy Climate Change Marine biology Tidal Energy
Site Features IDepth: 25 to 50 mDistance to Shore: 2,7 KmSea Bed:Sand, average 25 m thicknessStone 25 m depth areaWind Speed: 7 m/sWind Power: 500-600 W/m2Waves (summer): 10 Kw/mWaves (winter): 35 Kw/m
Site Features IIDepth: 25 to 60 mDistance to Shore: 2 KmSea Bed:Sand, average 25 m thicknessStone 25 m depth areaWind Speed: 7 m/sWind Power: 450 W/m2Waves (summer): 10 Kw/mWaves (winter): 34 Kw/m
Main Infrastructures 1 Scientific Research Floating Platform 2 C.E.O. Column for Experimentation Offshore 3 Multimodal Transfer System•Public Funding: 11.5 M€ 1 2• 3 years (2012-2014)• Infrastructure and equipment 3