OpenHydro’s tidal turbine, recently retrieved from the seabed off Brittany in France, has reached the coast of Cherbourg.
The turbine, recovered by OpenHydro’s parent company Naval Energies, has spent over a year submerged at the depth of 40 meters as part of the Paimpol-Bréhat tidal array demonstration project.
It was transported by Triskell barge from its demonstration site to Cherbourg for maintenance purposes.
Naval Energies/OpenHydro teams will replace the faulty components on both turbines of the array, before their redeployment to the Paimpol-Bréhat site.
Both turbines are 16 meters in diameter and have the capacity of 500kW each. The project is jointly developed by Naval Energies and EDF.