Developers at this site: Minesto / Hydroquest

Minesto micro grid installation

Developer: Minesto
Location: Paimpol test site, off the island of Bréhat, Côtes d´Armor, Brittany

Minesto will manufacture, install and operate a Minesto Deep Green Micro Grid marine energy converter at the grid-connected Paimpol–Bréhat tidal site off the coast of Brittany, France.

The Paimpol-Bréhat site is owned and operated by French utility EDF, who will, as part of TIGER, partner with French site developer SEENEOH to help develop the site further.

As part of TIGER, Swedish Tidal Stream technology developer Minesto will work with EDF & SEENEOH to gain consent, install, operate and decommission the micro grid device.

The start of the test campaign is planned for spring 2022.

For further detail, including project timescales, technology, location details and logistics, please the see Minesto’s meet the buyer data pack.

Hydroquest Oceanquest 1MW two year demonstrator

Developer: Hydroquest
Location: Paimpol test site, off the island of Bréhat, Côtes d´Armor, Brittany

In April 2019 Hydroquest deployed their 1MW Oceanquest device for a 12-month test campaign. TIGER has since funded a further 12-month extension for the deployment during which Hydroquest successfully achieved independent accreditation of the Oceanquest power curve further proving the technology. Disconnection and retrieval of the device will occur in summer 2021.

Please note that there is no site data pack for this project.