Oceanic Offshore Platform
This facility rests on the seabed, at 30m depth, and 1.5km from the coast in the NE of the island of Gran Canaria. It comprises multidisciplinary laboratories for analysing bio-geo-chemical variables in the water column, main deck area and hangar, with equipment for loading and unloading the material for experimental testing, and other general purpose facilities such as workshops, cranes and other equipment providing basic operational support. Its maximum hosting capacity is for 40 people, and has a 15 days/15 persons autonomy. It houses meeting rooms, classrooms, dining room, kitchen and bedrooms. The structure also has space for a range of observation and measuring devices (e.g. corrosion, solar…).
- 15 days/15 people autonomy
- Maximum capacity of 40 people
- Test tank of 6x6x10 m
- Telescopic crane with a maximum capacity of 500 Kg at 5 m
- Marine crane with a maximum capacity of 20 Tn at 9 m
- Gantry crane of 4 Tn maximum capacity
- Submarine communication cables
- Underwater electrical transformer station and electrical substation
- Connection to the electricity transmission grid
- Continuous monitoring system.
The main infrastructures installed in the platform are:
- 2 Floating quays of dimensions 3,0 x 6,7 m. in the south corner of the structure.
- Personnel transfer basket (by crane) capable of transporting up to four standing passengers or 2 person plus stretcher. Max gross weight: 800kg.
- Telescopic crane with a 17,70 m. boom.
- Sewage treatment plants: 2 treatment plants for grey (for recycling 3.500 l/d) and sewage water (around 94% reduction in BOD, 93% in SS and 80% in CDO).
- 3×11 m3 tanks which gets sea water from different depths and 2×16 m3 tanks, one with sea water that will undergo a process of desalination and will pass to the other one where the fresh water is stored, desalination system with a capacity of 16 m3/d, fresh water tank, hand tools and other small equipment, two pallet trucks with a maximum load capacity of 2,5 tons.