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07 February 2011

The IREC and XaRMAE co-organise the symposium on Superconducting Devices for Wind Energy.

MolinsThe Reference Network in Advanced Materials for Energy (XaRMAE), the Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC), the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB) and SuperPower Inc. are organising the symposium on Superconducting Devices for Wind Energy.

This symposium, which is co-directed by the lecturer Dr Joan Ramon Morante, Head of the IREC’s Area of Advanced Materials for Energy, will be attended by specialists from industry, leading international universities and wind energy research centres. They will give an overview of the current situation of this technology, with particular emphasis placed on the technological solutions for superconducting materials that are currently available on the market and future trends.


 
 
19 January 2011

IREC, The European agency Fusion for Energy and the b_TEC Foundation have organised the seminar: "Industrial F4E – b_FUS" to present the F4E Work Programme 2011

bFUSThe Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC), The European agency Fusion for Energy, and the b_TEC Foundation have organised  the seminar Industrial F4E – b_FUS to present the F4E Work Programme 2011.

The aim of the seminar was to discuss the various sections of the Work Programme 2011, as well as the status of the ITER project and the Fusion for Energy procurement database.

The support activities run by the CDTI for the ITER project and the Fusion Centre b_FUS  also have been presented.

The seminar took place on 3 February at the FE4’s offices (C/Josep Pla, 2, Barcelona) from 9 p.m. to 2 p.m.


 
 
30 December 2010

IREC and Normawind sign an agreement for wind study at ZÉFIR Test Station off-shore wind trials plant

normawindThe platform located off the coast of Tarragona will be up and running in 2012.

Barcelona, 30 december 2010.- The Catalan Institute for Energy Research (IREC) and wind consultancy firm Normawind have signed a collaboration agreement to carry out wind measurement and modelling studies using computational models at the ZÉFIR Test Station off-shore wind trials platform to be located off the coast of Tarragona.

Normawind, a firm that specialises in the design of wind energy installations, will carry out a wind resource forecasting trial and a turbulence calculation at the plant as part of Phase 1 of the project.

The ZÈFIR Test Station will be an international investigation facility used for the testing of offshore wind turbines in deep water and its installation will be carried out in two phases.


 
 
01 December 2010

IREC Takes Part in the AZIMUT Project

AzimutIREC forms part of the AZIMUT initiative that involves the participation of 11 businesses and 22 research centres with the goal of generating the know-how required to develop a large-scale marine wind turbine (15 MW). The firms and research centres specialising in wind energy technologies include turbine manufacturers (Acciona, Alstom and Gamesa) and two major wind park sponsors, Iberdrola and Acciona Energía.

The Azimut project, approved by the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) at the Ministry for Science and Innovation, will require a total investment of 25 million euros over the next four years, 11 million of which will be provided by the Ministry.