Photo of Sabella’s test blade in research laboratory at Ifremer’s Carnot MERS Institute (Courtesy of Ifremer/Stéphane LESBATS)

Ifremer puts novel Sabella tidal blade through its paces

French marine research institute Ifremer has performed a series of structural bench tests on compatriot company Sabella’s novel tidal turbine blade to determine the weight loads the blade can bear and validate its mechanical characteristics.

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