Ramón López Mendizabal, Director of ESTEYCO ENERGÍA, representing ESTEYCO, has been invited to participate in the 4th LOW CARBON BUSINESS MEETING which has taken place in Mexico D.F. from October 25th to 27th 2016.
During these days, ESTEYCO has opened new and interesting relationships with potential clients, as well as having consolidated the relationship with the present clients.https://www.lowcarbon.mx
ESTEYCO has just participated, performing a 'poster presentation', in the Offshore Wind Conference from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), in Warwick (R.I., U.S.A.).
The poster describes the ELISA/ELICAN projects, which result is a telescopic concrete wind tower, built entirely onshore, and self-floating during transport to its final position. The tower is currently under construction and is expected to be operational, with a 5 MW wind turbine, in spring 2017.
During the presentation of the poster, and throughout the conference, there has been interest in the project by the main developers and turbine manufacturers present in the U.S. Although it is a less mature market than the European (primarily found in the planning phase and having recently awarded the first concessions), our solution fits perfectly with the messages that have dominated the event: maximize local industry and minimize energy production costs. It is, therefore, a cautious but hopeful first step, from which we hope to bear fruit in the medium term.+info
A visit by the local authorities to the construction site of the MLRT offshore wind tower, in the Arinaga Harbour (Gran Canaria), took place yesterday.
The Minister of Economy, Industry, Trade and Knowledge of the Government of the Canary Islands, Pedro Ortega Rodriguez, and the President of the Cabildo of Gran Canaria, Antonio Morales, attended the event.
The prototype, named after the Gran Canarian Engineer Mario Luis Romero Torrent (MLRT), is the final demonstrator of the ELISA technology: a new design of offshore wind turbines designed to be built and assembled almost entirely onshore and self-buoyantly transported to its final position. It can be therefore installed without large auxiliary means usually necessary in these types of operations.
After the visit to the worksite, the act of homage to Mario Luis Romero Torrent took place, and the book on his biography was released especially for the occasion. The act was held at the premises of PLOCAN.
Octavio Llinás, Director of PLOCAN, hosted this emotive ceremony which was conducted by Javier Rui-Wamba, President of Esteyco and Esteyco Foundation (promoter of the initiative) and was attended, among others, by the relatives of Mario Luis Romero Torrent.+info
The Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Tecnológico Industrial, linked to the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, published in April the provisional results of the Spanish participation in the Horizon 2020 programme, which are available at http://eshorizonte2020.cdti.es/index.asp?TR=A&IDR=1&iddocumento=5857. According to the results, the Spanish participation has attained great success, with a return of 9.7% of the UE-28 total, reaching the fourth position. With respect to FP7 the leadership of Spanish companies in the activities has experienced a significant increase. As per the topic distribution, the ones with higher return for Spain have been “Innovation in SMEs” (15,4 %), “Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manuacturing and Processing” (14,4%) and “Secure, clean and efficient energy” (13,9%).
Esteyco is one of the 20 spanish companies with higher return, with three ongoing activities, whereas in the “Secure, clean and efficient energy”, for which Spain has received a total 141.1 M€ in funds, Esteyco is one of the three most succesful companies, with Acciona Infraestructuras and Tecnalia.
Esteyco participaters in the Horizon 2020 programme through three projects, focused in the development of its substructure and tower technologies for off-shore wind.+info