30 April 2010

Regional Minister Castells Meets with Businesses Involved in the Zèfir Project

Reinvigorating the Testing Platform for Offshore Wind Energy

 Today, the Regional Minister of Economy and Finances, Antoni Castells, met with the Director of the Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC), Antoni Martínez, and the businesses that have pledged their support and participation in promoting the offshore wind energy testing platform known as Zèfir.

Castells, head of energy policy for the Government of Catalonia, wanted to learn firsthand about the state of the project and to give it his support. The meeting was joined by representatives from Iberdrola, Endesa, Alstom Wind, Acciona, FCC, Prysmian, EDP Renovables, Gas Natural Fenosa, Gamesa, Repower España, Siemens and Comsa Emte.

28 March 2010

El projecte ZÈFIR, d’energia eòlica marina, suposarà una inversió de 143 milions d’euros i situarà Catalunya al capdavant del desenvolupament d’aerogeneradors en aigües profundes

Projecte Zèfir
El conseller d’Innovació, Universitats i Empresa, Josep Huguet, ha presentat avui a Tortosa el projecte ZÈFIR. La planta de proves internacional suposa un gran oportunitat única per Catalunya per situar-se líder en el desenvolupament tecnològic d’aerogeneradors en aigües profundes, en  parcs eòlics lluny de la costa.

A més a més de l’impacte en recerca i desenvolupament de tecnologia que té el projecte, la construcció de ZÈFIR representarà una bona oportunitat per iniciar el desplegament industrial d’una nova activitat econòmica en el territori. La inversió aproximada d’aquest projecte és de 143 milions d’euros. S’estima que la primera fase de ZÈFIR podria tenir aerogeneradors en funcionament l’any 2012.


21 December 2009

Jaume Salom to Head of IREC’s Thermal Energy and Buildings Group

IREC creates a research group on energy efficiency in buildings, to be led by one of the most renowned and respected technical experts on energy efficiency in Spain, with an excellent professional background in building efficiency.

18 December 2009

IREC in the first European Energy Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC)

The Governing Board of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) met on 16 December in Budapest to designate the first Knowledge Innovation Community (KICs) in sustainable energy. This aknolodgement to exellency has been conceded to InnoEnergy, amongst eight europeen groups. The proposal InnoEnergy is teamed up by 35 eurpean entities; IREC, UPC and ESADE are some of the members of the group in Barcelona.