Bimep test site
TRL+ offers the added value of a fully developed test site. Located in Armintza (Basque Country), near the city of Bilbao, the Biscay Marine Energy Platform (bimep) is an open-sea facility to support research, technical testing and commercial demonstration of pre-commercial prototype full-scale floating Marine Renewable Energy Devices (MRED). BiMEP covers a total surface area of 5.2 km2 with depths going from 50 to 90 m. BiMEP provides developers with ready-to-use facilities to validate their designs and to test their technical and economic feasibility. Deployment of the first devices began in 2016. BiMEP is equipped with four berths of 13.2kV/5MW each connected to the grid, environmental monitoring services and 24/7 surveillance and emergency response. This infrastructure is surrounded by an outstanding industry and very favourable wave conditions, ideal for testing and demonstrating MREDs.