About us

Engineers committed to smart energy transitions

Our mission

HydroQuest is on a mission to make the force from natural flows as a premium source of energy to the world, allowing territories to rely on a truly clean, renewable base energy available on earth. 

We believe that the world needs more clean energy sources that complete other existing technologies with a predictable and reliable power supply, and concrete benefits to the environment.

Our values

Technologies & integration

HydroQuest believes that full ownership is the key to success. This is why we have built a team that collectively owns a comprehensive scientific & industrial expertise in hydraulic, electrical & mechanical engineering, with the ability to fully handle power production projects.

Protect local jobs

While addressing a demanding global market, HydroQuest embraces a territorial approach. Wherever it develops projects, it favors jobs and local partners.


Even though marine power already claims the lowest carbon footprint of all energy sources, HydroQuest commits to further reduce its environmental impact by sourcing locally, recycling and reusing used parts.

CEO’s Message

An innovative, technically capable and determined to succeed team

HydroQuest is built upon and driven by a team that is passionate about the vision and mission of the company. Each colleague is involved in its own expertise area in order to reach our common objective.

Our main asset is the capability to build a whole project, from its feasibility to the exploitation of power.

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2010 – Inception in Grenoble, France

At the heart of the French’s hydroelectric power scientific cluster, HydroQuest was born with technologies inherited from the CNRS & INP Grenoble.

2013 – First river turbine deployed

A world first, HydroQuest deploys with EDF the first river current turbine. The farm is connected to the local grid of an isolated village in Guiana, located in a difficult Amazonian environment.

2015 – Industrial partnership with CMN

HydroQuest leads a series A and welcomes CMN Constructions Mécaniques de Normandie, naval shipyard in Cherbourg, as a premium shareholder. Objective is to build together marine current turbines for the OceanQuest project. At the same time, HydroQuest wins the Grand prize for Energy Transition awarded by Usine Nouvelle magazine, presented by the French Commissioner for Investment Louis Schweitzer.

2016 – Kick off OceanQuest 1MW

HydroQuest enters into the OceanQuest project with the goal to design, assemble and test a breakthrough 1MW tidal turbine that reliably produces clean, renewable energy to the grid

2019 – Launch of OceanQuest 1 MW turbine

The OceanQuest turbine shows superior robustness and performance in real conditions.
The success opens the door to the development of a larger capacity turbine and to a pilot farm project.