24 Dec '14, 10pm

Alstom chosen to equip French pilot tidal energy farm #renewableenergy

Alstom chosen to equip French pilot tidal energy farm #renewableenergy

The decision follows the findings of a study conducted by the Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) and a Call for Expressions of Interest (CEI) initiated in September 2013. The choice was made as part of the Programme des Investissements d’Avenir (Large Loan or Programme for Future Investments), a 35 billion loan provided by the French Government in 2010 for large infrastructure projects. Four Oceade 18 1.4MW tidal turbines and an Alstom electrical subsea hub will be installed at the high potential site in Manche, a department of lower Normandy which includes the Cotentin Peninsular. The turbines will have a total capacity of 5.6MW and will be able to supply power to 5,000 people. The project is expected to commence in 2017 and to operate for a period of 20 years. As mentioned in an earlier REM article , the Oceade 18 turbine has a rotor diameter of 18 metres a...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/alstom-cho...

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