BLUELINK: Extension of the marine-terrestrial electrical communications infrastructure of the Canary Islands Oceanic Platform.

The overall objective of the BLUELINK project is to extend the current power capacity of the PLOCAN test bed to the transmission grid through the design, procurement, installation and commissioning of a new submarine power and communications cable (5MW), connected to PLOCAN’s Marine Power and Data Infrastructure, in the area of maritime-terrestrial public domain reserved in favour of the then Ministry of Economy and competitiveness and entrusted to the PLOCAN consortium for its management, in order to meet the growing demand for connection.

Within the five major objectives of the European 2020 Strategy, the BLUELINK electricity infrastructure is an important resource to accelerate the achievement of the defined objectives with regard to energy sustainability. This project strengthens the achievement of the priorities established in the Canary Islands Smart Specialisation Strategy 2014-2020 and its specific objectives in the marine-maritime field.

The project enables the development of new scientific and technological R&D&I projects specifically in the field of marine renewable energies. BLUELINK will facilitate developers and researchers and the testing of new technologies during their demonstration phase, to determine their performance and efficiency. This infrastructure will expand existing testing capabilities, strengthening this position in a sector that is growing rapidly. The installation of this infrastructure will make it possible to attract to the Canary Islands both Spanish and European technology developers and companies that are currently testing their most innovative devices in the field of energy generation and transport in oceanic waters.

Program and Call for proposals

Subvención directa por razón de interés público por importe de 2.293.029,00€ a la Entidad Consorcio para el Diseño, Construcción, Equipamiento y Explotación de la Plataforma Oceánica de Canarias para la financiación del proyecto en equipamiento e infraestructura de I+D Públicas denominado “Ampliación de la Infraestructura Eléctrica y de Comunicaciones Marino-Terrestre de la Plataforma Oceánica de Canarias (BLUELINK)”

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