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The Aguçadora test site is available for technology developers for research and project demonstration (TRL 6 - 8) of floating offshore wind and wave energy conversion devices, offshore aquaculture technologies, underwater robotics and ocean observation.



Key characteristics


  • Managed by EDP & WavEC


  • 45 -50 m water depth


  • Area: 3.3 km2


  • 5 km distance to shore


  • 3 MW offshore electrical cable and Land station


  • 6.6 kV Subsea cable



Services done


  • Licensing process for offshore wind projects in Portugal (2010)


  • Technical support to EDP in the licensing process of Windfloat project in Aguçadoura (2010)


  • Numerical simulation of a wave energy device integrated in the Windfloat floating platform (2011)


  • Public dissemination of the Windfloat in Aguçadora (2011)


  • Environmental Monitoring of the Windfloat project (2012)


  • Environmental study of the Windfloat Atlantic (2014)


Windfloat 2 MW pilot project (2012 – 2016)
Pelamis wave fam (2007 – 2008)
Archimedes Wave Swing (AWS) prototype (2000 - 2004)

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