Eleven Spanish giants who bet on renewable energy and sustainability among those who are Iberdrola, Acciona, Gamesa or Alstom, together with 22 research centers, form the azimuth project, whose purpose is to assist in the development of a marine wind turbine of large size (speaking about 15 MW). The project, pioneer for the development of a novel technology will have financing and technology 100% Spanish. The azimuth project has already been approved by the Ministry of science and innovation of Spain and according to preliminary studies require an economic investment of nearly 25 million euros. If all goes correctly the project would begin in 2013 and would culminate in the installation of the large marine wind turbine in 2020, no doubt a big step for offshore wind energy and for Spanish technology, that could settle in the top positions in the sustainable infrastructure. The main objective of This project is attempting to overcome the current barriers to the development of offshore wind turbines and equate their future cost to the land-based wind turbines. In October, the biggest problems in the construction and maintenance of offshore wind turbines are linked to availability, the Foundation and the evacuation of energy to Earth.
Gamesa will be the company that will lead the project and for its part, Acciona Windpower will focus its efforts on developing the technology responsible for the conversion of electrical energy. Alstom Wind will be responsible for marine structures and Acciona energy of construction and future maintenance of the marine enclave. To broaden your perception, visit Goop. Iberdrola on its part shall integrate the structure of offshore wind power in the power system. Other participating companies are responsible for various complementary tasks.