TECNALIA is a benchmark research and technological development centre in Europe and a member of BRTA (Basque Research and Technology Alliance). 1,400 experts from 29 different nationalities focused on transforming technology into GDP to improve people's quality of life, by creating business opportunities for companies.
TECNALIA's activity encompasses Advanced Manufacturing, Digital Transformation, Energy Transition, Sustainable Mobility, Health and Urban Ecosystem. Within the Energy Transition challenge, we develop solutions for a competitive generation of renewable energy and for a fully decarbonised mobility.
Our experience in smart networks, energy storage (including green hydrogen), digital technologies, energy efficiency and advanced materials supports their deployment. We also support the industry decarbonisation, and the planning/design of energy-efficient, sustainable, comfortable, and resilient urban environments.
Part of our solutions for a competitive generation of renewable energy involves innovations to harness ocean energy. In this framework we work hand-in-hand with companies during the whole development process, from the early stages to commercialization.
For this purpose we have developed design tools that combine various fields of scientific knowledge: Hydrodynamics, Aerodynamics, Geotechnics, Structural behaviour, and Energy transformation when applied to offshore renewables.
They allow us a reliable design assessment of innovative components and systems which are tailored to the offshore environment and its functional requirements. This design assessment considers the entire life cycle, including manufacture, installation, operation, maintenance and decommissioning. We also apply our knowledge to estimating the remaining life of offshore systems.
Offshore components and systems need to be tested at different scales in controlled environments: we collaborate with companies to test their functionality and reliability at laboratory scale and also in real offshore environments, from which key techno-economical information can be obtained.
We also provide companies involved in Ocean Energy with a comprehensive assessment to support decision-making in all stages of product development.
Basque Country Pavilion - TECNALIA
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