Paimpol Bréhat Tidal Array
We teamed up with sister company Natural Power to expand our offshore energy capabilities in France. This resulted in being awarded a contract by EDF to oversee the HSE and marine operations, led from Natural Power’s Nantes office, for the continued development of the Paimpol–Bréhat Tidal Farm being constructed off the coast of Paimpol–Bréhat in North Brittany.
SeaRoc Group has been working with EDF on the project since 2011, providing marine and HSE advice and offshore client representation for the marine operations carried out to date. This included deployment and recovery of the OpenHydro turbine, installation of the main export cable, cable stabilisation and protection works, and the post-installation surveys and inspections. This first-hand experience of the project, coupled with Natural Power’s local, French-speaking team, and their extensive experience of planning and development, legislative requirements, planning law and knowledge of the French market, presented the ideal solution to EDF as it moves the tidal farm from the deployment and testing of a single prototype tidal turbine to the installation of an array of multiple grid-connected devices.
The SeaRoc Group and Natural Power provide EDF with a local, French speaking team of tidal energy and turbine installation experts to ensure compliance with health and safety and to carry out the role of client representative during the marine operations.
- HSE representation
- Client representation for installation recovery operations