1. Development of a full-scale prototype and demonstration
of the technologies involved in ELICAN project
(concrete foundation and tower construction, towed transport, ballasting and tower lifting)
Design + Construction + Installation
- The design and construction of the full-scale prototype has advanced substantially, completing the foundation and tower, both made of concrete; the ballasting system; the lifting elements; the turbine nacelle and blades; and the monitoring system.
- The main technologies included in the project have been totally or partially demonstrated, with remarkable results.
- The prototype has floated safely, the ballasting system has been tuned to work with in a comprehensive way, the tower has been lifted several meters with ease and it has been proven that all the elements required for the production of energy can be integrated in a telescopic tower, with the special features needed at this point.