Successful deployment of 2nd turbine at EDF’s Paimpol-Bréhat tidal array


The second DCNS / OpenHydro tidal turbine was immersed successfully on May 29th, in waters about 40 meters deep.

After leaving the port of Brest on 26 May, the turbine reached its site off the coast of Brittany on Friday 27 and was lowered on to the seabed on the 29 May, in under an hour, by OpenHydro’s deployment barge. The second 16 metre turbine will operate at a depth of 40 metres below the surface close to the first device which was deployed in January.

Paimpol-Bréhat is set to be the world’s first grid-connected tidal array when, this summer, the turbines are connected to the grid via a submarine converter developed by General Electric.  A single cable will make landfall exporting 1MW of energy to the French electrical grid.

Read the press release here


Source: DCNS Group