W2Power is an innovation adaption of proven, mature offshore technologies to the needs of emerging deep-water offshore wind.
EnerOcean is a small company (R&D SME) created in 2007 in Málaga, now possessing offices in Malaga in the South of Spain and Las Palmas in the Canary Islands. EnerOcean is the oldest Spanish company exclusively dedicated to Marine Energy engineering.
EnerOcean’s business scope covers resource analysis, feasibility studies, key enabling technologies development, for example, condition and structural monitoring for marine energy devices, technology development as we are doing with the W2Power floating offshore wind platform, and commercial exploitation of marine energy facilities and farms.
EnerOcean is recognised as an innovation champion at the national and European levels:
- Recognised Innovative Small Company: PYME Innovadora (Spanish award);
- H2020 SME Instrument Phase I and Phase III (Investability assessment);
- FP7 MARINET Ambassador award.
The company is also an active member of several regional and national associations, including:
- APPA Marina (National Marine Energy Association) advisory board;
- Cluster Maritimo-Marino Andaluz, Andalusian maritime cluster;
- Cluster Andaluz de Energias Renovables (CLANER);
- National standards committee for Wave & Tidal technologies CTN206/SC114;
- Various Spanish and EU technological platforms.
EnerOcean started collaborating with the developers of the W2Power offshore wind solution in 2010 and became its lead developer in 2012, during the first optimisation and tank testing campaigns, reaching TRL5 in 2015 for all main subsystems with testing at Flowave (University of Edinburgh), culminating in eight testing campaigns at four laboratories in three different countries.
They are now the owners of all the Intellectual property related to the concept, including the family of patents that cover the main innovations of the solution. The main objective driving the design evolution of the W2Power concept is to be the most cost-effective floating offshore wind solution, by reducing the global cost of energy, but also considering other options like multiuse (aquaculture, energy storage, wave energy, etc.).
W2Power facilitates a rate of 12 MW on a single floating foundation, using two commercially used offshore wind turbines currently on the market. Since early 2019, W2Power has been the first floating offshore wind platform in Spanish waters and the first multiturbine floating solution to reach open-sea testing in the World, achieving TRL6.