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SPOTLIGHT ON WESTERN FRANCE


A WORLD AWARENESS, A REGIONAL SPECIFICITY


Expertise and resources for marine renewable energies on Western France coasts


The need to decrease fossil resources in energy production in favour of renewable resources is accepted worldwide today. The marine renewable energies will have a significant position in this mix.


The characteristic of Western France coasts is the bathymetry and the need for floating devices will be a real concern in a short term.


TECHNOLOGIES Tidal power plant Since the 60’s, the tidal power plant on the Rance river has been operating 240MW. Regarding the scarce relevant locations, the impact on the environment and the cost of such infrastructures, it is likely that no other project will ever be decided.


Tidal stream devices The two major projects in France are made in Brittany:


» Sabella recently installed a 1MW


demonstrator connected to the local grid of the Ouessant Island. The final goal is to provide the island with the energy independence with two and up to four devices.


» Naval Energy is quickly progressing towards an Open Hydro based solution. The first demonstrators have been installed in Brittany and in Canada. These devices have been also designed to deliver a pick power of 1MW.


ACADEMIC TEAMS


» The team ‘Advanced Master in Marine Renewable Energies’ (ENSTA Bretagne, École Navale, IMT Atlantique and UBO University) has been set up to properly train the engineers expected by the industrial actors to complete their projects from R&D up to installation/maintenance.


» Research teams of Institut de


Recherche Dupuy de Lôme (ENSTA Bretagne, UBS & UBO universities, ENIB and CNRS) also aims at answering the scientific and technological challenges in materials and mechanical engineering, especially for marine industry and MRE, mainly in order to increase the lifecycle.


FUTURE


Some technologies are almost ready for a large-scale production, some R&D is still needed for others. The commercial opportunities exist in both domestic and export markets and Western France has the expertise and the resources. Together with its French and European partners (and the European Commission) it is qualified to make this new industrial sector a reality.


Jean-Yves Pradillon, ENSTA Bretagne


www.wavetidalenergynetwork.co.uk


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