OpenHydro energy firm unveils plans for tidal turbine plant in Cherbourg

Louth company plans to deliver hundreds of jobs to Cherbourg when it begins production

15th May, 2016
Turbine rotator

OpenHydro, the Franco-Irish tidal energy developer, has revealed plans to build a €6 million new turbine facility at the French port of Cherbourg.

OpenHydro, which is headquartered at Greenore, Co Louth, is owned by DCNS, the French naval defence and energy company which is two-thirds controlled by the French government.

OpenHydro is planning to deliver hundreds of jobs to Cherbourg when it begins production of full commercial scale tidal array devices in 2020.

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