The Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Services of Navarra has awarded Nabrawind Technologies in the Innovation category
The Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Services of Navarra has awarded Nabrawind Technologies in the Innovation category. The jury has highlighted their “relentless commitment to innovation, addressing the logistical and installation challenges posed by new large-scale wind turbines.” This outstanding work in development and investment in R&D “has materialized thanks to the powerful engineering team that Nabrawind has formed, with extensive experience in a sector where Navarra has been a pioneer.”
Nabrawind was founded in 2015 with the goal of developing two products: the self-erecting tower Nabralift and the modular blade Nabrajoint. The technological development of both culminated in their respective prototypes in 2018. That year, Nabrawind installed a 160-meter-high self-erecting Nabralift tower (the third tallest in the world at that time) in Eslava (Navarra) and tested a full-scale prototype of the modular Nabrajoint blade.
Currently, Nabrawind’s team has forty employees, “of which one-third are women.” After the development phase of the first technologies between 2016 and 2018, in 2019, the turnover exceeded 2 million euros: “Although the company is still in the investment phase, ongoing orders are essential for the homologation of its products with the main clients in the sector and the consolidation of its entry into the market.”
The result of this innovative culture translates “into a powerful portfolio of patents.” Specifically, Nabrawind currently has twenty-five patent applications, of which seventeen are already published and eight are pending publication. Of all these, eleven patent families have already been granted.
All Nabrawind products “have received the first orders from top-tier clients.” “Nabrawind has developed three additional high-value-added products for the wind market in recent years: the Nabrabase tripod foundation, the blade installation and deinstallation system without cranes Bladerunner, and the self-erecting system for tubular towers Skylift, the latter announced during the current year. But its innovative work does not stop, and soon Nabrawind will launch new products aimed at the growing offshore wind market,” said the Navarra Chamber.
Nabrawind exports 100% of its activity to countries as diverse as Morocco, Namibia, China, the United States, Mexico, Brazil, France, or Denmark, among others.
Despite its youth, it has received numerous awards: Bantec Innovative SME Award (2016), Eolo Innovation Award (2018), Quality Innovation Award (2019), Best Entrepreneur Aster Award (2019), VII Energy Efficiency Awards (2019), IV SME Award Internationalization Category (2020), and Best Spanish Invention Award (2023).
In addition to the support of its partners Barinaga and Alberdi, Sodena, Basarro, and Innoenergy, a recent agreement with the Australian company Fortescue Future Industries has been added, “called to be one of the main drivers of renewable energy installation and green hydrogen production worldwide.” This agreement provides “both commercial traction and the financial strength required for the planned growth.”