HydroQuest and CMN (Constructions Mécaniques de Normandie), with the support of the University of Caen Normandie, successfully installed in April 2019 a 1MW hydrokinetic tidal turbine in Paimpol-Bréhat (Brittany), as part of an agreement with EDF.
In June 2019 a new decisive step was reached by connecting the machine to the French national grid.
This prototype shows the technology’s performance under real operating conditions.
Featuring a unique two-vertical-axes technology, this cross-flow turbine is unaffected by tidal current direction, enabling the unit to be fixed to its foundation without any production loss.
The all-metal structure improves resistance to water-related constraints while reducing the cost of maintenance operations.
1MW / turbine
June 2019 – Start of operation
IEC 62600-200 – Power curve certified