Naval Energies inaugurates the first dedicated tidal-turbine assembly plant

Release Date: 14/06/2018

Keen to participate in the creation of a marine renewable energy industrial sector in Normandy, Hervé Morin, President of the Normandy Region and Ports Normands Associés (PNA), Marc Lefèvre, President of the Manche Département, Jean-Louis Valentin, President of the Communauté d’Agglomération du Cotentin and Benoît Arrivé, Mayor of Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, were attending the ceremony. They reiterated their commitment to this joint project to build a tidal-turbine plant, a driver for economic growth and jobs in the Region. 

Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs, Fisheries and Environment, and Denis Naughten, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Rep of Ireland, also showed their support for this initiative. It marks France’s ambitions in the fight against global warming and the will to reindustrialize the continent. 

The inauguration of this plant by Laurent Schneider Maunoury, Chairman and CEO of Naval Energies and OpenHydro embodies the start of the industrial phase for tidal turbines and represents a decisive step in the development of this renewable energy in France and around the world. 

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