Ecological engineering and research: Elements Works Srl is an Italian innovative company based in Pisa specialised in underwater technologies including an underwater agriculture system, and an underwater barrier system (used for example for jellyfish nets), control systems for underwater equipment.
Elements Works has state of the art expertise in the fields of underwater technologies and activities, marine biology, software engineering and control systems. The company holds patent applications covering innovative systems for underwater agriculture and for underwater protection barriers (like jellyfish nets).
Main clients as of today are:
Consorzio per il Centro Interuniversitario di Biologia Marina ed Ecologia Applicata (CIBM) di Livorno, to which we offer advances support services for their activities at sea.
Bagni Rex di Livorno, for which we built and installed an advanced jellyfish net system.
Navicelli SpA, for which we completed bathymetric studies and a computation of dredging volumes prior and subsequently dredging activities in the canal.
Panteaenius GmbH, for which we completed, in coordination with Capitaneria di Porto, an offshore underwater search of a leisure boat supposed to be sunk.
Porto di S. Vincenzo, for which we completed some underwater maintenance work inside the harbour.
Porto di Pisa SpA, for which we complete several precision bathymetries for areas inside and outside the harbour, and we completed the consenting process for the dredging of the entrance of the harbour (“avamporto”), including the collection of samples for subsequent analysis by a specialised laboratory. We subsequently conducted the dredging of part of the entrance of the harbour, using a pump operated by our floating mini-barge, which we designed and built. All activities have been documented with precision bathymetries (using a differential GPS system), executed analysed and rendered on digital supports by us.
Punto Arno Srl, for which we completed the dredging of an area on Arno River, opening it again to boat access after several decades of inactivity. For the activity we used mainly our pump mounted on our own mini-barge, plus other dredging equipment. All activities have been documented with precision bathymetries (using a differential GPS system), executed analysed and rendered on digital supports by us.
Stabilimento Bagni Paolieri snc, for which we built and installed an advanced jellyfish net system.
40South Energy Srl, for which Elements Works has conducted all sea and underwater activities during the past few years, including all the O&M activities a the Marina di Pisa wave energy site (which contains one H24-50 wave energy converter).
In addition to the above, Elements Works performs full project development, possibly also with financing through the Elements Community platform (directly or with partner crowdfunding platforms) for cleantech projects, typically at the community scale, which involve in some cases wave and tidal energy conversion and the integration into community microgrids which include electric cars and desalination. Our special relationship with the leaders in wave and tidal energy conversion, 40South Energy, give a technological edge to the marine energy projects that we promote. Using storage and with a smart grid approach you can bring to 100% renewables many microgrids located close to the sea. The financial closing of the project may happen through crowdfunding.
This is the case of the Blu Marina by Elements – Pisa project of a community microgid integrating wave energy.
Such projects will almost invariantly have a hugely positive social impact on the communities that are affected by them. In these situations diesel fuel is already being paid for at a cost which is above the total cost (LCOE) of our solutions. The community itself is therefore capable of supporting the development of the project with energy payments (PPA), while at the same time saving on the energy bill. If the capital costs (CAPEX) are financed through our platform by the community itself, then we come full circle and the renewable resources unlocked from the ocean give electricity and economic development directly to the community.
The reduction in energy cost, community involvement and added energy security often justify a donation based approach to these projects, where donors from inside and outside the community join to provide the capital. We believe however that even in these cases, where the social value is very large, a more commercial approach, where at least part of the capital is provided by individuals looking for a (reasonable) return, can be more effective and more conductive to positive development of the community itself.
Products and services
- About us
- Our main clients
- Ecological engineering and research
- Advanced services
- Community Microgrids “Blu Marina by Elements”