Tag Archive for 'Raz Blanchard'

Alstom and GDG Suez will work together to develop Alderney Race tidal energy project

October 1st, 2013 by Alstom

Jérôme Pécresse, Alstom‘s Renewable Power President, and Gérard Mestrallet, CEO of GDF Suez, signed a partnership agreement on 30 September 2013 in Cherbourg, Normandy in the presence of French President François Hollande to study the integration of Alstom’s tidal turbine with the pilot project developed by GDF Suez in Le raz Blanchard (the Alderney Race). […]

Port of Cherbourg plans to be a hub for marine tidal energy development

February 7th, 2013 by Ports Normands Associés

In the first half of 2012, energy group EDF and multinational engineering company Alstom decided to locate their offshore-wind-turbine operations in Cherbourg. Following this decision, Ports Normands Associés (PNA), in association with the local authorities of Basse-Normandie, have decided to develop the opportunities that other marine renewable energies offer including tidal power. The port of […]

GDF SUEZ signs partnership agreement to develop Alderney Race tidal project as early as 2016

February 7th, 2013 by GDF Suez

GDF SUEZ has signed a partnership agreement with Cofely Endel, its subsidiary specialized in industrial maintenance, the hydro turbine equipment design company Voith Hydro, the French shipbuilder Constructions Mécaniques de Normandie (CMN) and ACE. Through this partnership, GDF SUEZ reaffirms its marine energy ambitions and it commitment, working with industrial companies with complementary expertise and […]

GDF Suez aims to be a key player in French tidal power

July 17th, 2012 by GDF Suez

GDF SUEZ is studying the feasibility of two projects at the sites of France’s most powerful tidal currents: Raz Blanchard (Alderney Race) in Lower Normandy and the Passage du Fromveur off the Finistère coast in Brittany. These two sites alone contain 80% of the energy potential from marine current exploitation in France. (According to IFREMER, […]

Cherbourg, Normandy to become centre for tidal turbine development

March 19th, 2012 by DCNS

Laurent Beauvais, President of the Basse-Normandie Region and Chairman of the Ports of Normandy Authority, and Patrick Boissier, Chairman and CEO of DCNS, yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding at DCNS headquarters in Paris, in the presence of Jean-François Le Grand, President of the Manche Departmental Council and Bernard Cazeneuve, MP, Mayor of Cherbourg–Octeville and […]