WHY AN OFFSHORE TEST SITE?
To answer the R&D needs for developing Marine Renewable Energy technologies, Centrale Nantes has developed a site for testing technologies in real sea conditions. This offshore test site answers to a major challenge of developing a new industrial sector for MREs in France.
4 research sub-programs:
- P1 Increase awareness of the marine environment (resources, impact…)
- P2: Support the development of MRE Technologies (FOWT, WEC) and components
- P3: Include all aspects related to the Energy (Storage, Transport and Conversion)
- P4: Address the Security, Safety, Education & Marine Operations challenges