Ditrel Industrial S.L
DITREL is an SME that began its activity in 1982 under the name of “PERNOS Y DERIVADOS, S.L.” manufacturing and commercialising bolts for electrical insulators all over the world. Since then the company has evolved to supply all the range of bolts needed in that market.
In 2008, the company took over a welding workshop to diversify its market, in 2010 started a hot dip galvanization line to overprotect its products against corrosion. In 2014 it changed its name to “DITREL INDUSTRIAL S.L.” and began a new R&D programme to develop underwater electrical connectors for ocean energy devices.
DITREL is currently assessing the technical and business opportunity of manufacturing a tri-phase subsea connection system specific for ocean energy. The technology is significantly cheaper than the existing solutions (solutions from the Oil and Gas sector, with different requirements) and has additional advantages such as quick connection / disconnection and emergency release coupling (break away coupling).
DITREL believes that there is huge potential for higher penetration of offshore wind projects (especially for floating systems located in deep water) and ocean energy projects (emerging technologies under development).