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Marine renewable energy

The world potential for marine renewable energy generation could be in the order of 120,000 TWh of electricity per year. This would be close to the annual consumption of the whole of humanity! France’s maritime sectors are well placed to take advantage of the development of renewable energy. It has the second largest Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), offering huge opportunities for all types of marine renewable energy (wind, current, tidal, wave, ocean thermal energy, ...), a research capacity, and a strong diversiἀed industry with opportunities for significant synergies with these new activities.

France is ἀrmly committed to regulation. Under the Kyoto protocol, it along with other EU countries must produce at least 23% “green energy” by 2020 (under directive 2001/77/EC).Against this background, tenders have been and will be invited to try to achieve a quota of 6 GW with marine renewable energy (MRE). France faces major challenges in attempting to generate this amount. Developing the technologies, installing farms and connecting them to the terrestrial grid will take time before this ambitious target can be achieved, but it must be done.

Syndicat des Énergies Renouvelables (SER)

SER brings together more than 500 firms and associations with activities related to areas such as wind energy, geothermal energy, photovoltaic solar energy, thermal solar energy, hydraulic energy, wood energy, bio-fuels and other biomass sources. More than a thousand firms are represented through SER member associations.

The mission of the SER is:

•     to promote the interests of French industry managers and professionals working in the renewable energy sector;

•     to further French interests in the main European programs set up to boost this sector.

SER promotes renewable energy through development of the activities covered by its members. To this end, SER represents them with public, national, European and local authorities and with regulatory authorities. SER promotes the results of these activities with the public and in the media.

MRE committee of the GICAN

At the beginning of 2011, the GICAN (see page 22) set up a MRE-Industry committee to bring together and provide a technical framework for manufacturers from the French maritime industries wishing to take part in MRE development. Besides construction, maintenance of field installation vessels and MRE ἀeld services, manufacturers in the naval and marine sectors can also engage in building foundations and support structures for energy generators, electricity sub-stations, etc.

France Énergies Marines

France Energies Marines is a research institute devoted to Marine Renewable Energies. The Institute supports the growth of this new industrial sector and covers the whole range of MRE, namely fixed and floating offshore wind, tidal current energy, wave power and ocean thermal energy conversion. Built around a large public-private partnership, France Energies Marines enhances synergies between academics and industrial players through multi-disciplinary research teams. In synergy with its research activities, the institute coordinates 5 test sites for sea trials: 2 offshore wind, 1 wave power, 1 tidal current and 1 estuarine current energy.

www.france-energies-marines.org

Project developers for marine renewable energy (ἀxed offshore wind turbines)

EDF Energies Nouvelles

EDF Energies Nouvelles group is an international leader in renewable energies. The company develops, finances, installs and operates green electricity power plants in Europe and North America, primarily for its own owner-operator account and for third parties. Winner of the French offshore wind energy call for tenders for the Courseulles-sur-Mer, Fécamp and Saint-Nazaire projects, the Company is also present in other segments of the renewable energy market: marine energy, biogas, biomass and small hydro as well as in distributed energies. EDF Energies Nouvelles is a subsidiary of the EDF group.

www.edf-energies-nouvelles.com

Eolia Mer du Nord

Eolia Mer du Nord is a subsidiary of Iberdrola, one of Europe’s ἀve largest power companies, present in 40 countries. World leader in wind energy, with an installed capacity of over 14.400 MW at end of December 2012, the company has been operating in France since 2005 from its Paris head office. Iberdrola is developing a project portfolio of approximately 8,000 MW of offshore energy, essentially in the UK, Germany and France, thus being one of the major actors of the ἀeld. In association with Eole RES, Iberdrola won the call for tender in 2012 and was appointed for theoffshore wind energy project in Saint-Brieuc bay.

 

GDF-Suez

With 116 GW in total installed electricity capacity, including 18% from renewable energy sources, and 9.5 GW under construction, GDF SUEZ, as a world energy leader is a major electricity producer. In France, GDF SUEZ has an installed power capacity of over 10,000 MW with 50% from renewable energy.  GDF SUEZ is committed since many years in the development of renewable energies. In France, the group is the leading actor in onshore wind power with over 1,000 MW operating capacity and is the second hydroelectric power producer with 3,800 MW. GDF SUEZ is also a leader in the ἀeld of French solar power generation with ἀve large photovoltaic parks currently in operation (41MWc).

The development of marine renewable energies is an integral part of the group’s strategy, as illustrated by the development of its offshore wind farm project in Belgium, it’s tidal stream turbine projects in the United Kingdom and in French Polynesia, and it’s wave energy converter projects in Brazil and Portugal.In France, through it’s subsidiary La Compagnie du Vent, GDF SUEZ is responsible in particular for the development of the Tréport offshore wind farm project since 2005. Moreover, the group is working on two projects located at the sites of the most important French tidal energy sources: Le Raz Blanchard in Basse Normandie and the Passage du Fromveur off the Finistère coast, in Brittany.

www.gdfsuez.com

La Compagnie du Vent

The French pioneer in wind energy, La Compagnie du Vent, subsidiary of GDF SUEZ, is today one of the leading renewable energy. It owns and runs 23 windfarms in France with, on the 31th December 2012, a total output of more than 290 megawatts. It has also initiated the ‘Deux Cotes’ offshore windfarm project off of the Normandie and Picardie coastline, and develops it alongside with GDF SUEZ Group. La Compagnie du Vent has initiated a promising diversiἀcation in solar photovoltaic winning seven photovoltaic projects (totaling 66 MW of installed capacity) in the tender launched by the French government in February 2012.

www.compagnieduvent.com

Nass & Wind Offshore

Joint winner along with EDF Energies Nouvelles, Alstom and DONG of the ἀrst contract to develop wind farms off the coasts of France, Nass & Wind Offshore develops offshore wind farm projects with a potential capacity of more than 1,000 MW. Employing the best practices currently available in Northern European countries, Nass & Wind Offshore carries out technical and environmental studies to accurately identify sites suitable for locating MRE projects. A major asset when it comes to persuading the most demanding industrialists and investors interested in projects of this type off the coasts of France.

www.nass-et-wind.com

Neoen Marine

Neoen develops, ἀnances, builds and operates green power plants: wind farms, solar farms and biomass units. Neoen Marine as a subsidiary of Neoen and Caisse des Depots is developing Marine Renewable Energy projects. Neoen Marine has launched its development in 2007 allowing its projects to reach a high level of maturity thanks to the expertise and the commitment of its teams to design these structuring industrial projects in close cooperation, with the local stakeholders.

In the French offshore wind tender released in 2011, the consortium in which Neoen Marine has joined forces with, has been granted the zone of Saint-Brieuc.Together with the other members of the consortium, Neoen Marine is active in the development of this project which benefits from a high level of local and regional support, thanks to the work done by Neoen Marine in the early phases of the project.

wpd Offshore France

Subsidiary of the international wpd group, wpd Offshore France designs and develops offshore wind farm projects along the French coasts.With the construction and management of more than 100 renewable energy plants throughout the world (for a total capacity of more than 2.2 GW), the wpd Group has built up an unequalled expertise in wind power.

Indeed, wpd is one of the major players in offshore wind farms with around 1,000 MW under construction, mainly in Baltic sea. For the ἀrst French offshore tender, wpd Offshore France is co-winner of its two projects located on the Channel for a total capacity of 948 MW: Courseulles-sur-Mer and Fécamp.

Marine renewable energy also includes

In addition to fixed offshore wind turbines, marine renewable energy includes:

•    floating wind turbines,

•    hydrokinetic power,

•    wave power,

•    tidal power,

•    ocean thermal energy conversion.

These types of energy have the advantage of being both steady and predictable. France has a potential 12 GW of installable power and an annual quantity of recoverable energy estimated at 10 TWh/year.

Energies Haute Normandie

Association created in 2009. Founder members include:

– EDF, GDF Suez, Total, Exxon Mobil and Poweo,

– the French Government,– the Haute-Normandie Region.

•     Our Policy: EHN plays a leading role in development, driving growth opportunities across a range of energy generation and issues in Haute-Normandie:

–  for People with jobs and development of qualifications,

–  for Companies with innovation, industrial subcontractors in France and abroad for energy projects, and developing new industrial sector groups,

–  for the Region with enhancing the lure and the spreading of excellence especially in terms of energy efἀciency among the local companies, to get outstanding results in the energy sector.

•     Our Missions:

–  promote jobs in energy ἀeld (Employment & Training),

–  valorize technology excellence and skills (R&D),

–  accompany project holder (SME-SMI).

Akuo Energy

Akuo Energy is the leading French independent power producer of renewable energy. With subsidiaries in 7 countries, the Group’s know-how covers all the green energy production value chain: development, finance, construction and operation.

Today, the Company has nearly 200 MW-worth of projects in operation, more than 400 MW already funded, and an aggregate energy generation capacity of 3,000 MW that Akuo Energy will develop and build in the next ἀve years. Akuo Energy operates all renewable resources: wind, sun, water, biogas, biomass and marine energies.

Akuo Energy’s approach to islands was strengthened in 2012, when the results of an exploratory mission to study the marine energies led to forge a technological partnership with DCNS. The first applications to emerge from this cooperative venture concern Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC), a disruptive technology for land located within the inter-tropical convergence zone.

www.akuoenergy.com

Guinard Energies

Guinard Energies is a development company which has developed the MegaWatForce underwater turbine system designed to harness and increase the energy output from the ocean currents and transform it into electricity. The nature of the design allows the system to produce energy in large predictable quantities.

Hydrocap Energy

Hydrocap Energy is committed to designing, testing and constructing an innovative device (SEACAP WEC) to harness the power of waves and convert it into power that is usable on an industrial scale. The company has already validated the technology by testing the technology in several simulation tests and virtual reality, producing data that supports the summary project speciἀcations for the construction of a demonstrator by an internationally renowned shipyard. Wave tank testing with a 1/20e scale model has just been achieved in September 2013, conἀrming previous digital results.

Solutions for Energy storage

Agnes

AGNES (Air Generated New Energy Storage) is a designer and project developer in the ἀeld of underwater compressed air energy storage (“UW-CAES”) on a large scale allowing the development of offshore wind energy.

The solution developed by AGNES enables to store and supply on-demand several hundred MWh to the electrical grid, in similar characteristics to those of Pumped Hydro Storage systems (PHS).

AGNES has ἀled several patents relating to this innovative energy storage system. A demonstration plant is currently under preparation.

AGNES is a subsidiary of Asah Lm, active along the whole renewable energy value chain.

www.agnesoffshore.com

 

Other storage solutions are being introduced, such as SAFT Li-ion batteries.

Services, fnancing, systems and products to offshore operators

3B Conseils publishes an international newswatch at the www.marine-renewable-energy.com portal.

Laboratoire de recherche en Hydrodynamique énergétique et environnement atmosphérique (LHEEA)

The LHEEA is a research laboratory associated with the CNRS. It studies marine and oceanic engineering problems using a combined approach: computer simulation and experimental simulation, aided by the unique experimental facilities available in France.

www.ec-nantes.fr

 

Ouest Normandie Energies Marines

The purpose of the West Normandy Marine Energy, of which the ordering parties are the Regional Council of Basse Normandie, the General Council of Manche and the Urban Community of Cherbourg, is to:
•     promote the region to stakeholders working in the field of marine renewable energies,
•     create an industrial sector based on marine renewable energy in Basse - Normandie.    

Soper

Capital investments in companies and projects in the ἀelds of renewable energy, energy efἀciency and environmental sustainability.Holding company of the founder of La Compagnie du Vent, Jean-Michel Germa, SOPER – SAS regroups JM GERMA’s investments in a diverse array of companies specialized in marine or onshore renewable energy. Total company equity is equal to 294 million Euros.

Development, financing, construction and operation of solar thermal facilities and energy storage on land and offshore, in France and around the world.SOPER – SAS’s activities comprise feasibility studies, consulting, engineering, financing and project management in the ἀelds of renewable energy, energy efficiency and environmental sustainability.

Turbine design, manufacturing, installation and maintenance for offshore and other Marine renewable energy

Alstom

With 30 years of experience in wind power, Alstom delivers comprehensive solutions, from wind farm design and installation to wind turbine supply and maintenance. Alstom offers a wide range of onshore wind turbines with a capacity of 1.67 MW – 3 MW. To date, the Group has installed more than 2,500 wind turbines in more than 150 wind farms, with a total capacity of more than 4,000 MW.

Also active in the area of offshore wind power, Alstom is currently building the Haliade 150, the first next-generation offshore wind turbine with a capacity of 6 MW. With the Haliade 150, Alstom has become the exclusive supplier of the consortium led by EDF EN for projects located on the western coast of France in Saint-Nazaire, Courseulles-sur-Mer and Fécamp, encompassing a total of around 240 wind turbines.The concrete implementation of an industrial plan to create a French sector of excellence in offshore wind power has started with the installation of 4 plants in Saint-Nazaire and Cherbourg in the coastal region of Brittany. It will be supplemented from September 2013 by an Alstom engineering and R&D centre based in Nantes dedicated to Marine Renewable Energy, the ἀrst centre of its kind located on French territory.

Alstom has established its “Ocean Energy” decision centre in Nantes. Devoted to the development of marine technologies, both in tidal power (harnessing the potential of tidal currents) and wave power (harnessing the energy of waves and swells), “Ocean Energy” has about 50 people making up its research and development teams. Working on every development project in France and abroad, those teams are involved in mechanical and electrical aspects, in the ἀeld of command control and measurement, in industrial and supply chain approaches, as well as offshore operations and on-site studies.

Designed as integrated systems, the tidal turbines and wave energy converters currently being developed have derived every benefit from the Alstom Group’s technological heritage and expertise in Hydro, Wind and Grid (energy distribution) sectors.

www.alstom.com

AREVA Wind

AREVA, via its German subsidiary AREVA Wind, designs, manufactures, assembles andcommissions high-output wind turbines. Specially designed for large offshore wind farm, the AREVA platform has demonstrated its reliability at sea.

The group manufactures also rotor blades for offshore wind turbines – AREVA Blades – therefore securing the supply of a broader range of key components. Customers are also offered with ἀve to ten-year service plans to ensure the performance of all components.

At the end of 2009, the group has installed the ἀrst six offshore turbines of alpha ventuswind farm in Germany, a pioneering offshore joint project operated by DOTI, a consortium comprising EWE, E.ON Climate & Renewables and Vattenfall companies. Situated approximately 45 kilometres north of the island of Borkum in the German Bight at a water depth of 30 metres, alpha ventus is the first German wind farm to be built at sea under real offshore conditions.

The construction, erection, operation and integration into the power grid provide essential experience in developing future commercial offshore wind farms.AREVA is amongst the top 3 industrial players of offshore wind. By 2014, 600MW will be installed reinforcing the industrial and technological lead of the group.

Thanks to this unique track record, AREVA is ready to roll it out on the major offshore wind markets in the world, and more speciἀcally in the United-Kingdom and France.In France, AREVA was selected to provide 100 turbines for the Saint Brieuc bay wind farm to be commissioned between 2018 and 2020, by the consortium Ailes Marines gathering Iberdrola and Eole RES.The Saint Brieuc farm represents a ἀrst step in the creation of a new industry in France.

It will enable the creation of 2,000 jobs through the set up of complete network of partners and suppliers in the West of France, particularly in Brittany and Normandy.The second call for tender will enable to reinforce this ἀrst step.

The attribution of the Treport and Yeu-Noirmoutier wind farms to the consortium made of GDF Suez and EDPR allied with AREVA will allow the group to materialize its industrial project. 4 plants will be built in Le Havre for the manufacturing of the wind turbines and their components, while a complete network of suppliers will be reinforced thanks to those new projects.

www.areva.com

DCNS

Having included marine renewable energy as an intrinsic part of its Championship strategic growth plan, DCNS is the only industrial company in the world to invest in all four of the key technologies in this sector: the tidal energy generated using underwater turbines known as ‘tidal turbines’, the ocean thermal energy technology that exploits the difference in temperature between the warm surface water of tropical oceans and the cold water found in the ocean depths, the offshore wind energy generated by offshore floating wind turbines, the wave energy technology.

With 400 years of expertise in shipbuilding and its in-depth understanding of the marine environment, DCNS is committed to playing a major role in the development of a new marine renewable energy industry. In achieving that ambition, DCNS can rely on its advanced expertise in design engineering, complex systems reliability and marine technologies. Moreover, DCNS has all the dedicated industrial resources required to grow successfully in this market.

Saipem

Saipem is a leader in the execution of turnkey contracts (engineering, management, procurement, construction and installation) for large offshore and onshore projects in the area of energy and maritime infrastructures, with unique capabilities in design and construction and a fleet of specialized vessels.Renewables energies represent a new area of  

development. Saipem has conducted numerous feasibility studies and participates in tenders for offshore wind farms. Saipem is also a partner of the tidal turbine project Sabella. The group employs over 40,000 people including 2,500 in France (in its headquarter of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines and in regional offices through its subsidiary Sofresid).

www.saipem.com

Establishing an industry creates an opportunity for a country. This is the angle of approach being adopted by numerous maritime players, such as: Bretagne Pôle Naval, Bureau Veritas, DAHER, Les pôles de com-pétitivité mer, Louis Dreyfus Armateur, Neopolia, STX, VDC Offshore, etc.

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