Tecnalia, founded in 1985, is a private non-profit making Foundation whose purpose is to contribute actively to sustainable development in society through Research, Technological Development and Innovation. TECNALIA was formed by the merger of several entities as a private and independent, internationally known Technology Corporation. The operation model of TECNALIA is based on sector-based Business Units. The Energy Unit works on two main activities: renewable energy sources (wind, solar, biomass and ocean) and energy carriers such as electricity and hydrogen. The ENERGY Unit is highly specialised in Electro-technologies, and the integration of RES into the electric system, covering the following lines of expertise: power electronics for grid connection (modelling, simulation and prototype design and testing), power quality assessment (simulation and laboratory testing) and electrical generators (simulation, design and laboratory testing).

TECNALIA participates two European projects on offshore wind: UpWind FP6 research project looking towards the design of very large turbines (8-10MW) and MARINA “Marine Renewable Integrated Application Platform” FP7 project. TECNALIA is member of the Management Team of two FP7 projects in ocean energy: EquiMar “Equitable Testing and Evaluation of Marine Energy Extraction Devices in terms of Performance, Cost and Environmental Impact” and CORES “New Components and concepts for ocean energy convertors”. TECNALIA participates in the standardisation groups: IEC/TC 88 for Wind Turbines and IEC/TC 114 for Marine Energy Converters and they chair the Spanish standardisation mirror group on marine energy. TECNALIA has been the Spanish contracting party of IEA-OES and coordinated PSE-MAR, the main Spanish initiative in the field of ocean energy research.

In HiPRWInd, TECNALIA will lead WP3 on test platform operation and participate on WP1,WP2, WP4, WP5, WP9 and WP10 related to the test platform.



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