The Spanish public corporation CDTI funds a novel power train


MAGALLANES RENOVABLES completes the construction of an innovative power train for its tidal floating platform

With the support of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) from the European Commission and the Spanish Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) through the Research and Development Projects (PID) Programme, MAGALLANES RENOVABLES goes one step further in its tidal platform: the construction of an innovative power train which is able to maximise blades energy capturing throughout the whole tidal cycle.

Tide is defined as the periodic and alternative rise and fall of the waters of the ocean, produced by the attraction of the moon and sun. The fact that tides are cyclical phenomena causes that marine currents generated vary in direction and intensity during such tidal cycle.

However, with this novel power train, the tidal floating platform developed by MAGALLANES RENOVABLES will be able to produce energy optimally, regardless of the instant within the tidal cycle. This will allow the platform to reach high efficiency and performance levels.

The Magallanes Project follows its course towards the completion of the full-scale prototype, which is expected to be tested and validated next year 2017 in the facilities that the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has in Orkney, Scotland.