New trials on new floating wind technologies by the Biscay Marine Energy Platform (BiMEP) have been approved to gain a detailed understanding of how the prototypes perform.
The Biscay Marine Energy Platform (BiMEP), located off the coast of Bizkaia (Basque Country), has received the necessary authorisations to install and trial new floating wind technologies at its facilities.
The main purpose of these trials is not so much to generate electricity but to gain a detailed understanding of how the prototypes perform, with a view to introducing technological improvements that will allow their future introduction on the power market. It will also allow technology firms to develop and fine-tune strategies for controlling, operating and maintaining these systems, as well as enabling research into new methods to minimise the—already small—environmental impact of floating wind turbines. All of these factors are of great importance in ensuring the competitiveness of the new technology.