source: LORTEK


DURABLE brings together experts from different fields and countries through seven work packages, with the objective of boosting renewable energy in the Atlantic area.

Work packages

DURABLE is splitted in seven work packages: coordination (WP1), communication (WP2), capitalization (WP3), joint mapping of technologies and expected needs (WP4), adaptation of technologies for navigation and surveillance (WP5), adaptation of technologies for maintenance and repair (WP6) and, finally, Solar and Wind case studies (WP7).

WP1 Coordination

WP2 Communication

WP3 Capitalization

WP4 Joint mapping of technologies and expected need for O&M in solar and wind energy production

WP5 Adaptation of technologies for navigation and surveillance

Transfer of key enhance maintenance solutions
Lab and field tests with the technologies and combinations

WP6 Adaptation of technologies for maintenance and repair

WP7 Mock-up and solution operation on pilot´s sites: PV & wind case studies


The project is formed by a consortium that brings together 13 partners from the 5 Atlantic countries. In addition, other 6 associated entities participate through an Advisory Board. Superior School of Advanced Industrial Technologies 92, allée Théodore Monod
Technopole Izarbel - Bâtiment ESTIA 1
64210 Bidart (FRANCE)

The Superior School of Advanced Industrial Technologies has been providing education and training for 20 years in the area of industrial technologies. ESTIA is the coordinator of DURABLE project and also will participate in the adaptation of technologies for navigation and surveillance, by leading a task focused on defining a virtual and augmented reality cockpit to control a UAV or a robot. It will also lead the activity related to adaptation of technologies for maintenance and repair. Alerion Calle Etxaide 10 bajo
20005 Donostia - San Sebastian,
Gipuzkoa (SPAIN)

Alerion comprises engineers with research and industry experience in developing high performance drones for extreme environments, in high-performance computational software and in computer vision. In DURABLE, Alerion will participate in the adaptation of technologies for maintenance repair and in the demo cases, since its UAVs will be used in the case studies. Advanced Center for Aerospace Technologies (CATEC) Parque Tecnológico y Aeronáutico de Andalucía
C/ Wilbur y Orville Wright 19
41309 La Rinconada, Sevilla (SPAIN)

Center for Advanced Aerospace Technologies has a large experience developing technological solutions and applications with UAS and aerial robotics, together with high expertise in NDT for inspection in multiple sectors. In DURABLE, FADA-CATEC will lead tasks devoted to the adaptation of technologies for navigation and surveillance solutions to be implemented in operations and maintenance inspections, among other responsibilities. Cluster Energía - Basque Energy Cluster S. Vicente, 8. Edificio Albia II, 4ª plta B. Dcha.
48001 Bilbao,
Bizkaia (SPAIN)

The Basque Energy Cluster leads companies of the Basque energy sector, R&D organisations and public administration bodies involved in the energy field, with a special focus on solar and wind energy. In this project, it will be responsible for the implementation of the project’s Communication Strategy, designed to make the best use of the project’s results by assuring that its outputs are available to and used by the target audience. Corporación Tecnológica de Andalucía C/Albert Einstein, s/n
Edificio INSUR, 4ª pta. PCT Cartuja
41092 Sevilla (SPAIN)

Technological Corporation of Andalusia is focused on aerospace-productive processes and energy-environment industrial sectors, among other ones. CTA will participate in DURABLE by creating a joint mapping of technologies and expected needs for operation and maintenance in solar and wind energy production. The aim is to identify and match necessities and the most innovative solutions available for sectorial transfer in this area. Dublin City University Room S357, School of Electronic Engineering
Dublin City University,
Dublin 9 (IRELAND)

Dublin City University has experience in testing the feasibility of the use of Radio Emission Spectroscopy techniques combined with radio uplinks to drones. It has initial trials on commercial of-the-self units to be followed by custom design and build of low-power consumption systems. In this project, DCU will participate in the adaptation of technologies for navigation and surveillance. EDP CNET NEW R&D - CENTRE FOR NEW ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES
R. Cidade Goa, 4, 2685 – 039 Sacavém,

EEDP has transformed from Portugal’s incumbent electricity company to a major multinational energy company (electricity and gas). EDP CNET is EDP's R&D Center, focusing on developing and testing new concepts and taking these innovations to EDP's Business Units, including EDP Renewables the world’s fourth largest wind energy operator. In DURABLE, EDP will perform project management activities and contribute to the definition of the future needs in O&M in wind and solar plants. It will provide access to a PV plant facility and revise the conclusions from the field tests, contributing to the implementation of novel O&M solutions. Lortek Arranomendia kalea 4A
20240 Ordizia,
Gipuzkoa (SPAIN)

Lortek is a research center highly specialized in metal additive manufacturing processes through SLM, LMD and WAAM technologies. LORTEK is also an expert in non-destructive testing (NDT) techniques based on thermography and acoustics to verify the integrity of the products and processes. It will participate in the study of the implementation of metal additive manufacturing, as well as the adaptation of technologies for surveillance. Ingeteam S.A. Parque Tecnológico, 106
48170 Zamudio,
Bizkaia (SPAIN)

Ingeteam manages O&M projects in 15 GW mainly in onshore and offshore wind farms and photovoltaic solar plants all over the world, employing more than 1.400 professionals. In DURABLE project, the Service Division of Ingeteam will work in several aspects of the project offering the partners their extensive experience. Instituto Superior Técnico Institute for Systems and Robotics and Institute for Plasmas and Nuclear Fiusion
Av. Rovisco Pais 1, 1049-001 Lisboa (PORTUGAL)

The Instituto Superior Técnico, as part of the University of Lisbon, is the largest and most reputed school of engineering R&T in Portugal. In DURABLE, IST will contribute on navigation and task planning for autonomous ground robots, as well as on cooperative systems, including fleets of heterogeneous unmanned vehicles. Active participant on transfer to commercial applications surveillance, inspection and cleaning of wind and solar farm plants. Universidad de Sevilla Camino de los Descubrimientos, s/n
41092 Sevilla,
Sevilla (SPAIN)

The research team at the University of Seville has long experience in research projects related to aerial robotics, and it shows a great expertise in drone technology, including inspection and maintenance applications. Even if it is mainly focused in the PV Plant inspections, it also offers expertise in safe navigation and compliant aerial manipulators in contact inspection of wind turbines. In this project, US will participate in the aerial drone applications for inspection tasks. UWE Bristol Frenchay Campus Coldharbour Lane
BS16 1QYUnited Kingdom

Bristol Robotics Laboratory is the most comprehensive academic centre for multi-disciplinary robotics research in the UK. It is a collaborative partnership between the University of the West of England and the University of Bristol. UWE Bristol will participate in the aerial drone applications for inspection tasks. Their main role will concern the design, construction and deployment of bespoke UAV airframes and associated avionics and ground support equipment. VALEMO S.A.S 213 cours Victor Hugo
FR 33 323 Bègles cedex

VALEMO, a wind farm operator and service provider in the frame of renewable energy generation, manages a portfolio of over 1000 MW of wind, photovoltaic and hydropower. In DURABLE, this partner will participate by creating a joint mapping of technologies and expected needs for O&M in solar and wind energy production with a more specific focus on wind farms. VALEMO will also participate leading the evaluation of solutions on pilot sites.


DURABLE connects a heterogeneous group of more than 30 professionals from different specialties.