PLOCAN reinforces its position in marine renewable energies at Seanergy 2024

The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) has consolidated its position as an international benchmark in marine renewable energies during its participation in Seanergy 2024, the leading forum in the sector held in Nantes, France, on June 26 and 27. This event, which brought together more than 4,000 participants and 200 exhibitors from 30 countries, focused on the advances of the French market, which is positioning itself as one of the great references in marine renewable energies, especially in floating wind power, having organized the first commercial auction of floating offshore wind in the world, and already has several prototypes installed.

PLOCAN took advantage of this strategic platform to share its experience and vision in the development of marine renewable energies in the Canary Islands, reinforcing its role as a unique scientific and technical infrastructure (ICTS) dedicated to promoting the efficient and sustainable use of the ocean environment.

During the forum, PLOCAN held productive meetings with leading companies, consortia and research centers, exploring the most pressing technical challenges in the sector and their possible solutions. These exchanges not only allowed PLOCAN to showcase its capabilities and projects, such as its 23 km² test site equipped with electrical and communications infrastructure, but also to identify potential international collaborations that could boost the development of the sector in the Canary Islands.

PLOCAN’s participation in Seanergy 2024 underscores the organization’s commitment to innovation in marine renewable energies and its determination to position the Canary Islands as a strategic hub in this emerging field. This event has served as a catalyst for future initiatives that promise to accelerate the energy transition in the Canary archipelago and contribute to Spain’s leadership in sustainable marine technologies.

PLOCAN’s presence at this international forum is in line with the Canary Islands’ Blue Economy Strategy, which foresees significant development of marine-based renewable energies in the coming years. It also reinforces the role of the Canary Islands as a strategic point for the initial deployment of the first floating offshore wind projects in Spain, as established in the “Roadmap for the development of Offshore Wind and Marine Energies in Spain”.

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