Offshore wind and tidal energy are a great opportunity for Cherbourg and its neighbourhood to become the french laboratory of energy transition.
In Cherbourg, Energy transition rimes with industrial transition: local companies are developing business in this new market and their know-how on naval and nuclear industries are a major asset which enhances their relevance on this market. Research centres and laboratories of Cherbourg also developed their skills on the marine environment to apply them to the ocean energy sector, and train students for tomorrow’s opportunities. Cherbourg en Cotentin has welcomed LM Wind’s wind turbines blade manufacturing plant as well as Naval Energy’s tidal turbine assembly factory in 2017, and still is looking forward to welcome new stakeholders on its harbour. Ocean energy and offshore wind are an energetic revolution and brings jobs and high value to the territory. This is the meaning of energy transition in Cherbourg en Cotentin.