The SE@PORTS consortium presented the main project’s results, during its final event. The session took place on the 12th of June 2019, in Matosinhos (Portugal), being attended by almost 50 representatives of companies, associations, port authorities, universities and R&D Centres.
SE@PORTS is co-funded by OCEANERA-NET and intended to address the integration of wave energy converters (WECs) in the Sea Port’s Breakwaters. The project comprised two case studies: Port of Leixões and Port of Las Palmas.
The event’s opening session counted on the presence of Guilhermina Rego, Chairman of the board of the Administration of the Ports of Douro, Leixões and Viana do Castelo (APDL). Juan José González, President of Las Palmas Port Authority, didn’t manage to participate but shared a video message, that was streamed during the session. Both presidents said encouraging words to the work done by the SE@PORTS’ partnership.
During the SE@PORTS’ final event, international experts shared their experience and knowledge regarding the integration of WEC in Sea Port’s Breakwaters. “Central Piloto Europeia de Energia das Ondas no Pico”, Mutriku Wave Power Plant and OBREC were the projects presented by representatives of WavEC Offshore Renewables, BiMEP and IMDC, respectively.
The SE@PORTS project is coordinated by INEGI. The consortium is composed of more five partners, namely Fórum Oceano, Universidade do Porto, Plocan, IMDC and IH Cantabria, with the support of APDL.