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Wind Hybrid Evolution for Low-Carbon Solutions

Objective

The overall objective of the WHEEL project is to fully demonstrate and bring to a precommercial Technology Readiness Level (TRL) a revolutionary floating wind technology excellently suited for deep water locations, effective industrialization strategies, breakthrough cost reduction and minimized carbon footprint. This shall enable a radical step forward for LCoE reduction, whilst also addressing scalability, harbour infrastructure suitability and availability, and the sustainability & circularity of floating offshore wind.

Development and demonstration needed to reach the pursued TRL will be achieved through the design, installation, certification and testing of a fully operative 6MW Pilot unit, which will showcase and demonstrate the breakthrough advantages that the WHEEL technology can deliver to the floating wind industry. It will be installed in a deep-water location in the PLOCAN testing area (Canary Islands, Spain), where it shall be thoroughly monitored along a period sufficient to underpin the commercialization and bankability of the technology.

The WHEEL project pulls together a Consortium of renowned European companies and research institutions with extensive experience and a spearhead position in the renewables and marine industry. This multidisciplinary team joins forces to complete the full demonstration of such a disruptive technology by integrating complementary expertise fields and capabilities which effectively cover all key areas of floating wind systems in pursuit of the ambitious objectives of the project.

Coordinator

ESTEYCO SA
Net EU contribution
€ 3 884 823,00
Address
Calle Menendez Pidal 17
28036 Madrid
Spain

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 2 391 144,50

Participants (11)

CONSORCIO PARA EL DISENO, CONSTRUCCION, EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DE LA PLATAFORMA OCEANICA DE CANARIAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 2 538 572,50
Address
Carretera De Taliarte
35200 Telde

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Region
Canarias Canarias Gran Canaria
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
2-B ENERGY HOLDING BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 3 612 485,50
Address
Europalaan 202
7559 SC Hengelo

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Oost-Nederland Overijssel Twente
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 2 223 517,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

2-B ENERGY GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 206 804,03
Address
Hovesaatstr 6
48432 Rheine

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Münster Steinfurt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 127 289,72
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

2-B ENERGY SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 70 024,47
Address
C/ Federico Garcia Lorca 50 Ayegui
31240 Navarra

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Noreste Comunidad Foral de Navarra Navarra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 43 100,53
ROVER MARITIME SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 1 651 216,00
Address
Calle Botanico Cavanilles, Num. 28
46010 Valencia

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Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 1 016 338,00
FUNDACION INSTITUTO DE HIDRAULICA AMBIENTAL DE CANTABRIA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 191 550,00
Address
Calle Isabel Torres 15 Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Santa
39011 Santander

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Region
Cantabria Cantabria
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
ENBW ENERGIE BADEN-WURTTEMBERG AG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Durlacher Allee 93
76131 Karlsruhe

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Karlsruhe, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 49 375,00
BEKAERT WIRE ROPE INDUSTRY NV
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 652 769,00
Address
Bekaertstraat 2
8550 Zwevegem

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. West-Vlaanderen Arr. Kortrijk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 401 786,00
BOSKALIS OFFSHORE MARINE SERVICES BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 1 912 300,00
Address
Rosmolenweg 20
3356 LK Papendrecht

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Zuidoost-Zuid-Holland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 1 177 037,50
VICINAY SESTAO SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 417 973,00
Address
Avenida De Altos Hornos De Vizcaya, 2
48009 Sestao

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Region
Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 257 266,25
REPARACIONES NAVALES CANARIAS SOCIEDAD ANONIMA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 1 525 433,00
Address
Urbanizacion El Cebadal Calle Cuzco 6 Plantas 1 Y 2
35008 Las Palmas

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Region
Canarias Canarias Gran Canaria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 938 917,20

Partners (1)

CEMEX INNOVATION HOLDING AG
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
General-guisan-strasse 6
6300 Zug

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zentralschweiz Zug
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00