TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE DESIGN, ADVANCED MANUFACTURING AND VALIDATION OF COMPONENTS FOR ENERGY FACILITIES IN OFFSHORE ENVIRONMENTS
The HARSH project started in 2016 with the objective of meeting emerging challenges from the different Basque companies due to the “marinisation” of their energy business lines, with an emphasis on offshore environments. Ever since, the most relevant progress made by the participating companies has been developed in four areas in particular:
- Improvements to the design and strength of materials for offshore environments.
- Optimization of O&M systems.
- Improvements to manufacturing processes.
Another key aspect in the project has been the development of the HarshLab laboratory developed by TECNALIA. A unique infrastructure which will enable components and subsystems to be tested and validated in a real marine environment, characterized by its versatility and the possibility of integrating diverse active and passive testing as well as staff training in an offshore working environment. This program offers considerable economic benefits and professional progression. Furthermore, this laboratory will enable Bimep to offer a greater variety of testing services, increasing its workload.