Centrale Nantes offshore test site history

Why an offshore test site?

To answer the R&D needs for developing Marine Renewable Energy technologies, Centrale Nantes has developed a site for testing technologies in real sea conditions. This offshore test site answers to a major challenge of developing a new industrial sector for MREs in France.

2007

Launch of the SEM-REV offshore test site following the signature of a 2007-2013 CPER (Government/Regional planning agreement)

2009

Start of environmental and resource monitoring

 

2011

1st authorization to deploy Wave Energy Converters

2012

The export cable is installed and buried

2013

2nd authorization to deploy floating wind turbines

The site is 100% operational and ready to welcome tests of several technologies.

2015

Installation of the hub

2017

Installation of the floating wind turbine Floatgen

Publié le June 30, 2017 Mis à jour le October 11, 2017