SEM-REV news

  • SEM-REV participated in the international meeting of European sea trial sites, WaTERS, in the Canary Islands
    October 30, 2017 - October 31, 2017
    SEM-REV, the Centrale Nantes offshore test site has participated in the international meeting of the European offshore test sites for several years. The actions of SEM-REV are in line with the various recent initiatives aimed at promoting exchanges between test sites such as UE MARINERG-i, FORESEA, MARINET1 and 2, THEOREM, etc.
  • 4th call FORESEA for testing MRE technologies on SEM-REV
    October 16, 2017 - June 29, 2018
    The FORESEA programme (Funding Ocean Renewable Energy through Strategic European Action) has launched its 4th call for proposals. The FORESEA project aims to help bring ocean energy technologies to market by providing access to northwestern Europe’s world-leading network of test centres. Through the project, the performance of innovative ocean renewable energy technologies will be demonstrated in real sea conditions, helping to leverage the investment needed to take these new products to market.
  • 2 projects tested on SEM-REV in the FORESEA programme
    October 26, 2017
    In september FORESEA (Funding Ocean Renewable Energy through Strategic European Action) opens third call for offshore renewable energy technologies. Support packages will help commercialise offshore renewable energy technologies by giving free access to FORESEA’s network of test sites.Support packages will help commercialise offshore renewable energy technologies by giving free access to FORESEA’s network of test sites.
  • Inauguration of Floatgen, the first offshore wind turbine in France, on Friday 13 October
    October 13, 2017
    Ideol, Centrale Nantes and Bouygues Travaux Publics will inaugurate Floatgen, the first offshore wind turbine in France. This historical occasion marks the starting point for a new national industry.
  • Centrale Nantes completes the installation of Floatgen floating wind turbine anchoring system
    July 27, 2017
    The positioning of the Floatgen mooring system off Le Croisic marks an important step in the progress of this project and paves the way for the installation of the first offshore wind turbine in France.
  • MaRINET2 awards €1.3m to develop the next-generation of offshore renewables
    July 7, 2017
    The MaRINET2 project has awarded €1.3m to 34 technology development teams through a competitive call for proposals. This support will accelerate the next generation of offshore renewable energy technologies towards the marketplace by providing technology testing at MaRINET2’s network of world-leading testing facilities.
  • FORESEA opens third call for offshore renewable energy technologies
    June 30, 2017
    The FORESEA (Funding Ocean Renewable Energy through Strategic European Action) programme opened its third call for support package applications today. Support packages will help commercialise offshore renewable energy technologies by giving free access to FORESEA’s network of test sites. The call is open to technologies ready to deploy complete testing before 2019. The call is open until 29 September 2017. The sea test site of Centrale Nantes SEM-REV is one of the FORESEA test center.
  • Floatgen - award-recipient at the "Trophées de la Transition énergétique 2017"
    May 16, 2017
    The Floatgen project for the first offshore wind turbine in France, which is soon to be completed in the Port of Saint-Nazaire, received the “prix Energies Renouvelables” (Renewable Energies Award) for the 2017 Trophées de la Transition Energétique (Energy Transition Trophy) organised by L'Usine Nouvelle during a ceremony on Tuesday 16 May in the presence of Jean Jouzel, climatologist and former vice-president of the IPCC.
  • MaRINET2 opens call for free access to testing facilities
    April 10, 2017 - May 20, 2017
    10 April. The MaRINET2 project opened a call for applications today. Successful applicants will receive free access to a world-leading network of testing and research infrastructure. The call is open to offshore energy technology developers, including wind, wave and tidal energy at system and component level. It is open until 20th May 2017.
  • FORESEA Project: Two new technologies to be tested on the SEM-REV site in 2017
    December 16, 2016
    On November 8th, the European programme FORESEA, which supports MRE projects, approved applications from Geps Techno and Pytheas Technology to test their technology on the SEM-REV offshore test site, operated by Centrale Nantes and the CNRS.
  • First floating-wind turbine installed off the French coast
    January 10, 2017
    The Floatgen European research project led by Ideol on offshore wind energy will be a first in France: the deployment of a 2MW integrated floating-wind turbine system, at the SEM-REV test site.
  • FORESEA Webinar #2
    January 18, 2017
    The FORESEA project was launched to help companies test and demonstrate low carbon energy technologies in real sea environments at the following test centres: European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), Orkney Islands, UK; SEM-REV-Nantes, France; SmartBay-Galway, Ireland; Tidal Testing Centre, Den Oever, Netherlands. The second webinar will take place the on 18th January at 15:30 CET.
Published on June 30, 2017 Updated on October 27, 2017