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Authorisation for trialling floating wind power in the Basque Country

The Biscay Marine Energy Platform (BiMEP) has been authorised to install and and trial new floating wind technologies at its facilities.

  • 30 March 2020
  • EVE Basque Country Government

The Biscay Marine Energy Platform (BiMEP) has been authorised to install and and trial new floating wind technologies at its facilities.

The Biscay Marine Energy Platform (BiMEP), located off the coast of the Basque Country (Northen Spain), has received the necessary authorisations to install and trial new floating wind technologies at its facilities.

BiMEP has now completed the procedure for amending its existing licenses, initially intended for trialling floating wave-power devices. The site will now also be able to host up to two floating platforms with their respective wind turbines, designed to harness offshore wind energy. Under the new licences, wind installations can have a total permitted wind capacity of 10 MW (though there is no obligation to reach that capacity). The change will be fully compatible with the wave energy tests already being carried out at the facilities.

Read more about the Biscay Marine Energy Platform here