The Port Authority of Normandy will coordinate a visit of Cherbourg port’s infrastructures, facilities and factories, OpenHydro (Naval Energies) and CMN.
The visit will start with a bus tour in the Port of Cherbourg, presenting infrastructures and equipment recently set up. A final stop at the Belvedere will allow LM Wind Power to present its factory and activities. Then, participants will be driven to CMN’s shipyard where tidal turbines are being built and OpenHydro’s factory where the assembly process will be presented.
Please note that this technical visit could last until 5:30pm depending on the number of participants.
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Enedis is the French service for electricity distribution in France. Enedis is in charge of every electricity connection for projects below 50kV and is thus the company responsible for connecting tidal pilot farms to shore at the Raz Blanchard. Participants will get the opportunity to go to the area where cables will be landed and to have an insight on how works will be conducted and how the social acceptance of this project in a very sensitive environment has been successful. An application loaded on tablets and masks will show the different works that will be conducted on site, from the tidal farm to the electrical transformer station.
Partitipants of this technical visit will also get the opportunity to go to the Jobourg Maritime Rescue Coordination Center (MRCC). Under the autorithy of the Maritime Prefect of Cherbourg, Jobourg MRCC is a decentralized service of the French department of Maritime Affairs (DAM).
Jobourg MRCC deals with 900 emergency calls a year from fishing and merchant vessels as well from pleasure craft and those practicing water sports. In the context of the development of marine energy projects in the Channel, MRCC will adapt its cooperation methods and rescue technics to fit with the needs of the industry