15 Feb Kick-off meeting of SHIPS4BLUE project, with the support of SODERCAN (Cantabria)
On January 11th, the kick-off meeting of the “Ships4Blue” R&D project was held at the headquarters of the Fundación Instituto de Hidráulica Ambiental de Cantabria. This project is based on performing a technical and economic study of a novel offshore energy generation system. The consortium is made up of two private companies, Bound 4 Blue, S.L., and IDiCal (R&D division of Calvo Construcciones y Montajes, S.L.), together with two research organizations, the Centro Nacional de Experimentación de Tecnologías de Hidrógeno y Pilas de Combustible and the Fundación Instituto de Hidráulica Ambiental de Cantabria.
The “Ships4Blue” technology comes from the patented concept developed by bound4blue and will allow the use of the available offshore wind resources through a floating and mobile infrastructure: an energy generator vessel.
Given the highly innovative nature of the project and its high potential as a generator of industrial activity in Cantabria, “Ships4Blue” has the economic support of the Sociedad para el Desarrollo Regional de Cantabria (SODERCAN) through the I+C=+C 2016 Program to support R&D cooperation projects in the marine renewable energy field.