The Basque Energy Cluster organises a mission to Floating Offshore Wind 2023 in Scotland with the participation of 9 Basque entities and the KONFLOT project

The mission was held on 3, 4 and 5 October in Aberdeen, with the aim of both learning about the situation of floating wind in Scotland and presenting the potential of Basque companies in this field.

Before the start of the Floating Offshore Wind 2023 fair, Basque Trade & Investment organised a presentation and networking session, attended by companies and institutions operating in Scotland and members of Floating Wind Basque Country. This session was held at the Aberdeen Art Gallery on the afternoon of 3rd October.

It was attended by Scottish Development International’s (SDI) offshore wind specialist, Phil Stirling; OEUK’s Business Transformation and Growth Manager, Neil Pickering; Mainstreamrp’s Offshore Technical Development Manager, Carlotta Gradissimo and Flotation Energy’s Floating Systems Technical Authority, Tim Hunter. The Basque representation was attended by BIMEP, Ditrel, Foro Marítimo Vasco, Kimua, Nautilus, Vicinay Marine, Saitec, Sener and Nervion Naval-Offshore (Amper Group), as well as the Energy Cluster itself, which presented the capabilities of the Basque sector to the speakers.

With regard to FOW23, held on 4 and 5 October, the Basque Energy Cluster had a stand under the brand name “Floating Wind Basque Country” together with Saitec and the Basque Maritime Forum. The company Vicinay had its own stand and the companies Sener and Nervión Naval Offshore were on a joint stand under the “HiveWind” floating platform brand. The Energy Cluster stand showed the progress of the FLOAT&M projects of the Hazitek programme, Operation and Maintenance technologies for floating wind farms; and KONFLOT of the Elkartek programme, co-design methodologies for the control of floating renewable energies.