PIPO Systems leads the working group of all participants in the project, coordinating functions and tasks to be performed by each member of the project, as well as the preparation of all information and basic plans required for the project participants. Significantly, PIPO Systems not only provides the ideas and concepts that will make up the final system of energy capture, but also the ability to find practical and technically feasible solutions for each new technological challenge that may arise. This current project is being developed on the basis of preliminary designs and calculations for scaling up the APC-PISYS system. The fundamental task of PIPO Systems will be to oversee and direct all the work necessary for the successful achievement of the identified goals as well as the technical tasks required to implement the APC-PISYS on a 1: 5 scale, which will be constructed after all simulations and appropriate structural calculations have been made.


CIRCE is a research center founded in 1993 with support from the University of Zaragoza for the purpose of the creation, development and transfer of innovative solutions and scientific and technical knowledge to companies in the energy sector. CIRCE's mission is to promote the improvement of energy efficiency and the implementation of renewable energy by providing R&D and training activities to meet the needs of national and international production sectors, thereby contributing to sustainable development.

CIRCE’s mission is:CIRCE's mission is linked to following specific objectives:

  • Improvement of the competitiveness of domestic companies by improving their energy processes.
  • Development and implementation of new technologies that improve energy efficiency and promote renewable energy deployment.
  • To develop world-class energy training programs.
  • To encourage and promote greater energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy in society through outreach activities and training.


PLOCAN, the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands is a new Singular Scientific and Technological Infrastructure (SSTI) of the government of Spain. It will provide deep ocean access to the scientific and technological community through its unique multidisciplinary infrastructure.
The responsibilities and tasks that PLOCAN anticipates developing are:

  • Selection of the operational site/s (the areas for anchor placement). Location investigations and control operations.
  • Design and development of communications system, as well as the management of the information generated by the system as a whole. Telemetry.
  • Construction and assembly of the mechanisms and the parts of the system foreseen for the project. Subsystems construction: concrete blocks.
  • Supervision and coordination the installation of the system, under the permanent direction of PIPO Systems and specifically in this case, Anortec. Integration of subsystems.
  • Coordination and installation (anchoring) of the device in the marine environment, under the permanent direction of PIPO Systems. Anchoring and sea testing operations.
  • Monitoring the certification processes.

Consorci Escola Industrial de Barcelona

The CEIB is a consortium comprised of the Diputación de Barcelona (the administration of the county of Barcelona), the Generalitat de Catalunya (the autonomous regional government of Catalunya) and the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (the polytechnic university of Catalunya), to which EUETIB, the Escuela Universitaria de Ingeniería Técnica Industrial de Barcelona, or (school of technical industrial engineering of Barcelona) and Escuela Industrial de Barcelona (the industrial school of Barcelona) form a part.

The tasks of the CEIB in this project will include the modeling of the APC-PISYS buoy system and providing the necessary scientific and technical advice, under the supervision of PIPO Systems.

The goal of this scientific-technical cooperation is the development of computational modeling of the floatation system that can anticipates the dynamic behavior and the energy production of the floating APC-PISYS system on the scales of 1:5 and 1:1, according to the predominant wave conditions that can occur at the locations of installation.