PIPO Systems is a participant in Marine Energy Special Strategic Projects (PSE-MAR), a program funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain for the purpose of positioning Spain as an international leader in the marine energy sector. With a budget of 20 million euros for 2005-2010, the program focused on three of Spain’s most promising wave power technologies, which have been developed separately by PIPO Systems, Hidroflot and Tecnalia.

PSE-MAR is organized by subproject, or SP, working in parallel and in coordination.


Since 2005 PIPO Systems has been developing the APC-PISYS Project: "System for multiple harnessing and complemented conversion of energy from ocean waves" in collaboration with the Ministry of Science and Innovation under the heading “SP1” of the Specific Projects and Strategic Marine Energy (PSE-MAR) program.

Also participating in the development of the SP1 project is the Department of Innovation and Industry of Galicia, through the General Directorate of Research, Development and Innovation (R+D+i) within the PLAN INCITE, Sectorial Programs for Small and Medium-sized Companies in R&D and Applied R&D, Energy Resources Sector.

The objective of SP1 PSE-MAR is the research and development of an innovative concept in harnessing ocean wave energy based on capturing and complementary conversion of multiple types of wave energy.

The PSE-MAR is a unique and strategic cooperative project.

Evolution of SP1 from 2005 to 2008:
In 2009 the analysis and design phases of the oceanic prototype are finalized, with construction, launch and sea trials scheduled for 2010/2011.

CETMAR Foundation - Ocean Technology Centre

CETMAR was created in 2001 by the Department of Fisheries and Maritime Affairs, General Directorate R&D&i the of Galician Government the Ministry of Education and Science of Spain with the aim of promoting the sustainable development of marine resources and ecosystems.

Via CETMAR, the Physical Oceanography Group, the Marine Geology and Environment Group and the Geological Oceanography and Biochemistry Group University of Vigo and the Applied Analytical Chemistry Group of the Environmental Institute of the University of Corunna performed an environmental impact study.

Main tasks:

Preliminary Studies: location, oceanographic conditions, areas affected by other activities, seabed topography, GIS.
Impact Analyses: environmental, technological and socio-economic.
Processing permits and authorizations.
Beacon System.
Standard behavior.


Anortec is an innovative company specialized in applied technical engineering solutions and is noted for its dedication and ability to solve complex problems.
The main task of Anortec was the creation of production plans and the construction of the mechanical transmission system, which transforms the linear oscillatory motion of ocean waves to a rotating motion, at variable speed and torque.


CTN is the acronym of the Galician Naval Technology Center, which is comprised of several permanent research groups. The Center for Innovation and Services (CIS) of the Government of Galicia provides scientific and research staff from the University of A Coruña.
Main tasks in the project:
Virtual presentations created using Virtual Reality (VR) technology. Consultation on issues relating to plastics (with the CGP)