The “CIRCULAR DESIGN FOR THE SUSTAINABILITY OF THE OFFSHORE RENEWABLE ENERGY SECTOR” event will be held on-line on 22 June 2021 from 09:45 to 12:00. It is organized by the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency. The main objective of this webinar is to present the solutions generated within the projects funded by the “Blue Invest, European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF)”, that contribute to circularity in the offshore wind energy sector. Esteyco has been invited to present the ATOMS project, a pioneer system suitable to perform O&M actions, more specifically Large Corrective Actions, in offshore wind turbines without the need for jack-ups, thus reducing costs significantly. To register for the online event, click on the link below: Link circular design for the sustainability of the offshore renewable energy sector  

Esteyco is developing its ATOMS Project in Gran Canaria thanks to the European Commission’s EMFF (European Maritime and Fisheries Funding) Program

Esteyco, in its commitment to reducing offshore wind energy costs to make it affordable to society, is developing the engineering works for its new project called ATOMS (Auxiliary Towable Operation and Maintenance System for offshore wind towers) since 1st September 2020. This pioneering solution deals with the design, certification, construction and prototype of a real-scale system to perform the so-called Large Corrective Maintenance actions for offshore turbines without depending on scarce and costly jack-ups or vessels thus reducing O&M costs in offshore platforms. Currently, OPEX accounts for approximately 30% of the cost of offshore wind energy and is thus a critical factor in the path to further reducing the cost of this strategic energy source. Nearly half of this OPEX is dedicated to paying for the large jack-up vessels that are, as of today, the only option to perform any so called Large Corrective Maintenance (LCM) interventions, dealing with the replacement and handling of major components of offshore wind turbines. Therefore, in an attempt to provide a solution to this situation, the ATOMS technology arises to demonstrate and provide a simple and yet breakthrough solution to one of the key unsolved technological challenges for the future of the offshore wind sector: how to perform on-site Large Corrective Maintenance operations in floating wind turbines. To this end, Esteyco has been funded by the European Commission through its European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) program and its Blue Economy call for a total of €3,545,109.02.