The jury praised the leadership of Acciona in research to develop floating wind turbines.

The award was presented during an event held recently in Madrid.

Acciona Energy has been awarded the Miguel Pardo 2010, awarded by the Spanish Maritime Cluster in the Environment category for its research and development in the field of offshore wind energy.

The award was presented during a corporate event held yesterday in Madrid after the General Assembly of the WEC, which was attended, among others, the Secretary General of Industry, Teresa Santero, the Admiral Chief of Staff General Navy, Manuel Rebollo, the Director General of Bureau Veritas to Spain and Portugal, Luis Guerrero and Chairman of CME, Federico Esteve.

By Acciona has collected the distinction Raúl Apples, Director of Technological Development in Wind and Marine Energy.

The jury praised the outstanding work done by AccionaA in the field of R & D applied to the implementation of wind turbines in deep water with floating structures. In particular, took into consideration the leadership of the project EOLIA Acciona, which is piloting the work of a group of 15 Spanish companies specializing in various technologies related to marine wind energy exploitation. In this context, the company has pioneered worldwide in design and testing in different test channel concepts of floating structures for machines from 5 megawatts of power.

Acciona actively involved in various innovation projects in offshore wind EOLIA addition to the aforementioned, as the marina, where he coordinates a group of 17 organizations from 12 European countries, the HiPRWind, a consortium of 19 European partners to develop floating wind turbines large AZIMUT or power, which brings together 11 companies with the aim of developing an offshore wind turbine Spanish technology.

The CME, chaired by Federico Esteve, currently has about 60 entities with partners who represent companies, associations, public and regional clusters that bring together a total of over 800 offshore entities in the entire Spanish territory. Among its objectives are to increase the competitiveness of Spanish companies in the global market, seeking excellence in the Spanish maritime sector, improve the efficiency of industrial and commercial management of enterprises and promote the professional development of workers.

Miguel Pardo awards, instituted in 2009 have become reference within the Spanish maritime sector and provide for eight types: Competitiveness, International Promotion, Promotion Training, Technology and Innovation, Communication, Social Welfare and Environment.

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