CMN, Hydroquest Join Forces
French shipyard CMN situated in the Port of Cherbourg and turbine developer HydroQuest have signed a partnership agreement on turbine construction.
This step follows the call for expression of interest for the French pilot tidal farms, to which the two companies will jointly apply.
The announcement was made at the “Thetis EMR” International Convention on Marine Renewable Energies, being held on 9 and 10 April in Cherbourg.
Besides CMN and HydroQuest, Valorem and the University of Caen are members of the Searieus consortium, which plans to deploy ten 1.3MW double vertical axis tidal turbines at the Raz Blanchard site off Normandy.
This French consortium has a deadline until 25 April to submit their application.