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SELF-INSTALLING TELESCOPIC SUBSTRUCTURE FOR LOW-COST CRANELESS INSTALLATION OF COMPLETE OFFSHORE WIND TURBINES. DEEP OFFSHORE 5MW PROTOTYPE

Objective

In ELICAN, a strong team of complementary European companies with worldwide leading presence in the Wind Energy industry join forces to provide the market with a disruptive high-capacity and cost-reducing integrated substructure system for deep offshore wind energy. The technology is exceptionally fitted to meet the technical and logistical challenges of the sector as it moves into deeper locations with larger turbines, while allowing for drastic cost reduction.
This project will design, build, certify and fully demonstrate in operative environment a deep water substructure prototype supporting Adwen’s 5MW offshore wind turbine, the be installed in the Southeast coast of Las Palmas (Canary Islands). It will become the first bottom-fixed offshore wind turbine in all of Southern Europe and the first one worldwide to be installed with no need of heavy-lift vessels.

The revolutionary substructure consists in an integrated self-installing precast concrete telescopic tower and foundation that will allow for crane-free offshore installation of the complete substructure and wind turbine, thus overcoming the constraints imposed by the dependence on heavy-lift vessels. It will allow for a full inshore preassembly of the complete system, which is key to generate a highly industrialized low-cost manufacturing process with fast production rates and optimized risk control.

The main benefits to be provided by this ground-breaking technology are:
• Significant cost reduction (>35%) compared with current solutions.
• Direct scalability in terms of turbine size, water depth, infrastructure and installation means.
• Complete independence of heavy-lift vessels
• Excellently suited for fast industrialized construction.
• Robust and durable concrete substructure for reduced OPEX costs and improved asset integrity.
• Suitable for most soil conditions, including rocky seabeds.
• Enhanced environmental friendliness regarding both impact on sea life and carbon footprint.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-LCE-2015-2

Coordinator

ESTEYCO SA
Net EU contribution
€ 5 110 610,59
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
€ 2 297 853,16

Participants (9)

ADWEN OFFSHORE S.L.

Participation ended

Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 19 892,82
Address
Parque Tecnológico De Bizkaia Ed. 208
48170 Zamudio
Region
Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 13 287,18
ALE HEAVYLIFT (R&D) BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 124 279,17
Address
Konijnenberg 68
4825 BD Breda

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Region
Noord-Brabant West-Noord-Brabant
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 53 262,50
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.

A.L.E. HEAVYLIFT IBERICA SA

Participation ended

Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Polig Industrial Los Frailes Navec 101-106
28814 Daganzo De Arriba
Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
UL INTERNATIONAL GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 566 973,75
Address
Ebertstrasse 96
26382 Wilhelmshaven

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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
Niedersachsen Weser-Ems Wilhelmshaven, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 242 988,75
A.L.E. HEAVYLIFT IBERICA SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 1 008 845,83
Address
Polig Industrial Los Frailes Navec 101-106
28814 Daganzo De Arriba

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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
€ 432 362,50
SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY EOLICA SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 3 338 237,67
Address
Calle Ciudad De La Innovacion 9-11 Polig Ciudad De Cion
31192 Sarriguren

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Region
Noreste Comunidad Foral de Navarra Navarra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 2 229 737,33
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.

SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY S.L.
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 814 220,69
Address
Avenida Ciudad De La Innovacion 9 Y 11
31621 Sarriguren

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Region
Noreste Comunidad Foral de Navarra Navarra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 543 849,31
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.

SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 148 926,36
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Zamudio Ediif 222
48170 Zamudio Bizkaia

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Region
Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 99 473,64
CONSORCIO PARA EL DISENO, CONSTRUCCION, EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DE LA PLATAFORMA OCEANICA DE CANARIAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
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
€ 12 500,00