SEM-REV marine renewables test site opens officially

The long awaited SEM-REV marine energy test jointly site owned by CNRS and Ecole Centrale de Nantes officially opened on the 25th August, coinciding with the start of the European Wave and Tidal Energy conference on the 6th September held in Nantes this year. The site located 19km north of the Le Croisic peninsula with an area of 1 km2 and depth of between 33m and 35m, is designed to test wave energy and floating wind concept and has a 8MW capacity. Wave resource varies from 3kW/m to a maximum monthly average of 33 kW/m.  The first wave and floating wind devices are scheduled to be deployed in 2016.