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bimep – Biscay Marine Energy Platform

Date: October 27, 2013 at 18:41 GMT

The Basque Energy Board (EVE) in collaboration with TECNALIA, is working on the design and construction of an “Open sea operation and test facilities for Wave Energy Converters” in the Basque Country (North of Spain, Southeast of the Bay of Biscay). The infrastructure is intended for research, demonstration and operation of offshore Wave
Energy Converters and it is aimed to place the Basque Country at the forefront of marine energy and create a technological and industrial sector around this energy. The project started in 2007 with the conceptual study and the selection of the most appropriated location of the Basque coast. In 2008 detailed design works are being carried out and
permission process and the environmental impact assessment have been started. bimep is expected to be in operation in 2010. 

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