Normandy coast tidal-energy 'goldmine'

Posted on 05 Jun 2018 and read 307 times
Normandy coast tidal-energy 'goldmine'France is sitting on a tidal-energy “goldmine” that could see projects totalling 2GW built at Le Raz Blanchard off the Normandy coast by 2027, according to Edinburgh-based developer Atlantis Resources.

The company — a global leader in the marine power generation sector — has submitted a strategic plan to the French government outlining how 1GW of tidal power could be delivered by 2025 and 2GW by 2027.

It says that a 2GW project would attract investment amounting to 3.3 billion euros and create an export market worth 400 million euros a year, supporting 10,000 jobs.

Atlantis Resources ( is seeking the backing of the French government to support the development of a supply chain in Normandy to help with its plans for a project off the coast.

According to the company, it will require a “strong local supply chain to fabricate turbines and perform the offshore construction activities”, as well as facilities for testing, operation and maintenance.

Chief executive Tim Cornelius said: “France is sitting on a low-cost renewable-energy goldmine at Raz Blanchard.

“Our proposal could quickly create a new industry in France, attracting investment in local companies to establish a supply chain capable of delivering more than a thousand 1.9MW tidal turbines, along with their associated foundations and the onshore infrastructure.”

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