We have agreed a joint venture with the Development Agency for Normandy (AD Normandie Développement), the regional agency for economic development in Normandy and regional investment fund Normandie Participations.
The Normandie Hydrolienne project will deploy up to 2GW of power from Alderney Race in a multiphase project. Normandie Hydrolienne has been established with the intention of eventually harnessing up to 2GW of power from the Alderney Race, the eight-mile strait that runs between Alderney and La Hague, France, as well as more than 1GW of resource from adjacent concessions under the control of the States of Alderney. Normandie Hydrolienne will endeavour to energise the first array of tidal energy turbines in 2021 before rolling out larger projects from 2022.
The initial 7-20MW site will pave the way for a broader project which will provide the island of Alderney with access to the wider energy market, enabling the island to decarbonise and reduce its power costs, whilst building strong supply chain benefits in Cherbourg and across Normandy.