IHCANTABRIA HAS PARTICIPATED IN THE FINAL WORKSHOP OF THE SE@PORTS PROJECT in OPORTO (PORTUGAL)
Jueves, 13 Junio 2019 08:39

IHCANTABRIA HAS PARTICIPATED IN THE FINAL WORKSHOP OF THE SE@PORTS PROJECT in OPORTO (PORTUGAL)

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IHCantabria has participated in the Final Workshop of the , which took place in Oporto (Portugal) on 12 June 2019 at Auditorio Infante D. Henrique, APDL (Port Authority of Leixões, Matosinhos, Portugal). SE@PORTS (Sustainable Energy at Sea PORTS) is a European project that has been supported by different national/regional funding’s, under the frame of OCEANERA-NET, the “Ocean Energy European Research Area Network”. SODERCAN acted as the regional funding agency.

During the last three years, a group of experts from a consortium of 6 European Partners (INEGI, UPorto, Fórum Oceano, IHCantabria, PLOCAN and IMDC) have been working on SE@PORTS project and have designed a dual WEC to be integrated in a real breakwater. Within this project, it has been demonstrated that this approach is a win-win solution for both breakwaters and WEC solutions in a large extent.

During the Final Workshop, the results of this project as well as other prototype’s experiences (Pico Plant in Azores, Mutriku in Spain and OBREC in Naples) have been presented. Beatriz Rodríguez and María F. Álvarez de Eulate, from the Coastal Hydrodynamics and Infrastructures Group of IHCantabria have attended to the workshop and have presented their results relating to the design of a hybrid WEC device and the analysis of its hydraulic performance using both numerical (using in-house modelsIH2VOF and IHFOAM) and physical modelling approaches.

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