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  • 19 January 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) has acquired a containerized hyperbaric chamber in order to increase the safety of the underwater activities of the research facility. The hyperbaric chamber is part of the equipment strategy included in the PLOCAN roadmap in order to answer to the operational needs of the infrastructure, which will […]

  • 30 December 2016
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Research & Development, Technology

    The opportunities for joint renewable energy research and development in the European Union, Caribbean and Latin America were explored in a meeting held at the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN).

  • 1 December 2016
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    A technological consortium, led by the Government of the Canary Islands and the Ministry of Economy, has anchored the PLOCAN offshore platform to the seabed off Canary Islands, Spain.

  • 22 June 2016
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Research & Development, Technology

    The Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness of Canary Islands has issued a tender for the realization of works related to the electrical infrastructure at PLOCAN test site.

  • 30 May 2019
    Research & Development, Technology

    Floating Power Plant (FPP) has signed a memorandum of understanding with The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) to investigate and develop a potential deployment of FPP’s technology in the PLOCAN test facilities in Gran Canaria. FPP intends to deploy a commercial scale version of its hybrid floating wind and wave energy device in […]

  • 10 April 2019
    Research & Development

    The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) has joined the SeaTitan’s External Industrial Exploitation Board (EIEB). This follows from the PLOCAN’s expression of interest in becoming part of the SeaTitan project, aimed at making a step change in the wave energy sector by designing, building, testing and validating a Direct Drive Power Take-Off (PTO) solution […]

  • 4 April 2016
    Research & Development, Technology

    Located 1.5 km off the coast, the platform will serve as the field control tower for the test bed with the aim of hosting the equipment and people to conduct research, development and innovation (RDI) initiatives in the marine science and technologies sector.

  • 25 March 2016
    Equipment

    Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation (IOSB) in Germany has tested the DeDaVe, a new autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), at the PLOCAN (Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands) test site. A team of technicians from Germany carried out the work at PLOCAN’s land-based facilities and in its test site off the coast […]

  • 11 December 2015
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Research & Development, Technology

    The Canarian Agency for Research, Innovation and Information Society (ACIISI) has allocated €1.2 million in its 2016 budget to the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN). PLOCAN is a research facility co-funded by the Economy and Competitiveness Ministry of the Spanish government and the Canary Islands government. Its aim is to support the research […]

  • 13 March 2020

    The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) has hosted a couple of visits during the month of March at its facilities. Dr Eleanor Frajka-Williams of the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) of UK, who is currently a research scientist on the RAPID team that monitors the Atlantic Meridional overturning circulation, visited the facilities of PLOCAN […]

  • 13 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Project & Tenders, Research & Development

    GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) and the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) have joined forces to boost marine research activities, education and technology at Gran Canary. The three partners signed an agreement at the Presidency of the Government of the Canary Islands […]

  • 25 March 2016
    Research & Development, Technology

    German-based Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation (IOSB) tested the DeDaVe, a new autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), at the PLOCAN test site.

  • 23 June 2016
    Project & Tenders

    Plocan has published the public tender for the construction and putting into service of the marine and terrestrial electrical and communications infrastructure (IECOM) to operate in the Plocan Test Site. The total base tender budget is EUR 3.5 million, and includes the use of an underwater vehicle for the oversight of the work to be carried out […]

  • 22 June 2020
    Business developments & projects, Technology

    Floating Power Plant (FPP) has secured the formal approval to access the PLOCAN test facility in Gran Canaria with its hybrid floating wind and wave energy device. The company intends to deploy a commercial-scale version of its P80 wind-wave energy platform at PLOCAN. According to FPP, this approval also secures access to the grid connection […]

  • 28 February 2019

    Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) has hosted a delegation of technology companies linked to the field of innovation in vertical mobility in air and sea, which participate in the “Canary Islands Future Lab” initiative. The delegation visited the land facilities of PLOCAN in order to learn about the capabilities and the lines of […]

  • 18 October 2019
    Research & Development, Technology

    The W2POWER prototype, the first multi-turbine wind floating platform in Spain designed by the Spanish company ENEROCEAN S.L., was decommissioned from the PLOCAN’s test site on 17 October. The testing of the 1:6 scale prototype was carried out between June and October with an aim to collect information from different parameters that will allow further development […]

  • 16 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Canary Island Oceanic Platform (PLOCAN) has been awarded the Navigare Mare 2019 prize in the Excellens Mare Prizes 2019. PriceWaterhouseCoopers (pwc) granted the prize to acknowledge the merit and excellence of entities and people who do an outstanding job in the sustainable development of marine maritime activities. The Navigare Mare award aims to recognize […]

  • 26 September 2016

    Plocan is hosting several activities between September 22 and October 04 that form part of the European Smart Robots Working in Co-operative Networks Project (SWARMS), funded by the European Commission and the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. The general objective of the SWARMs is to expand the use of unmanned submarines and facilitate the […]

  • 24 June 2016
    Environment, Research & Development

    Representatives from two Canary Islands-based firms, Raley Estudios Costeros and Hexia, held a seminar on marine renewable energy challenges yesterday, June 23, at PLOCAN.

  • 1 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Research & Development, Technology

    Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) has signed a collaboration agreement with the Society of Economic Promotion of Gran Canaria (SPEGC) to boost the blue economy and marine sector in Gran Canaria island.

  • 9 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    Canary Islands, Spain, are targeting 300MW of installed offshore wind capacity by 2025 as part of an objective to have 45% of renewable energy in their energy mix by that time. 

  • 18 October 2019
    Research & Development, Technology

    The W2POWER prototype, the first multi-turbine wind floating platform in Spain designed by the Spanish company ENEROCEAN S.L., was decommissioned from the PLOCAN’s test site on 17 October. The testing of the 1:6 scale prototype was carried out between June and October with an aim to collect information from different parameters that will allow further development […]