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.


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


Start of environmental and resource monitoring



1st authorization to deploy Wave Energy Converters


The export cable is installed and buried


2nd authorization to deploy floating wind turbines

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


Installation of the hub


Installation of the floating wind turbine Floatgen

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