Spanish power technology giant Ingeteam is participating in the first bottom-fixed foundation offshore wind turbine prototype to be installed in Spain and the first of its kind in southern Europe.
At the request of Estyco, the project leader, the Ingeteam business unit specializing in energy plant operation and maintenance, through its High Voltage department, was responsible for the supervision and analysis of the electrical work on the wind turbine.
Specifically, Ingeteam worked on the connection of the medium voltage submarine cable for the transmission to land of the energy to be generated by the wind turbine and also on the manufacture of an exclusive part to secure the power cable. The prototype was partly funded by the European Union 2020 Horizon program.
Headed by the company Esteyco, within the framework of the Elican project, the 5 MW offshore wind turbine, built in the Port of Arinaga, is now moored off the coast of Jinamar, together with the Ocean Platform of the Canary Islands (Plocan).
The energy produced will be transmitted to the Jinámar power station. This is groundbreaking technology for offshore renewables, permitting cost savings and making it possible to take its construction almost anywhere.
This project is yet another step forward in the positioning of the company in the offshore sector, complementing the activity underway in another European project in which Ingeteam is taking part as an expert in electrical systems and as a supplier of a converter for a 10 MW+ offshore prototype, also funded by the European Union.
Furthermore, Ingeteam has just introduced a new range of 5 to 15 MW offshore converters, in order to achieve the cost reduction milestones demanded by the offshore wind power sector.