The Magallanes Project was launched in 2007, in Redondela (Galicia, Spain), setting out to develop a technology capable of extracting energy from tidal currents.
The project is in the final stage of assembly and construction of a real scale prototype, 350 tons of weight. Sea trials begin ending 2015, early 2016.
Following a research and development stage, in 2014 Magallanes built and tested a 1:10 scale model, successfully completing official testing at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in the Orkney Islands (Scotland).
The project is based on achieving the most efficient, profitable method possible to obtain tidal energy: a sturdily-built, simple installation, capable of producing in any area in the world, with the easiest maintenance system.