Bringing efficient, cost-effective and easy to maintain tidal turbines to the market.
Alstom is at the forefront in design, development and manufacture of tidal stream turbines. Having acquired Tidal Generation Ltd (TGL) in 2013, we leverage over 10 years of cumulated knowledge and experience to bring customer oriented proven, reliable and efficient technologies, with particular attention to Operation and Maintenance, to the market,Building on the successful testing programmes of 500kW and 1MW turbines, we offer you cost-effective and easy to maintain tidal technology: the Oceade™18 – 1.4MW. Our teams are also developing an Oceade™ platform concept to maximise the use of tidal stream resources according to local conditions.
Together with GDF SUEZ, Alstom has been chosen in December 2014 to equip the raz Blanchard tidal pilot farm (France) with four
Oceade™ 18 – 1.4MW as well as an Alstom electrical subsea hub as part of a Call for Expression of Interest (CEI) issued by the French Government. With 5.6 MW in total capacity, the tidal turbines will be able to supply power to 15,000 people.
The sea-based project is slated to begin in 2017 and is expected to operate for a period of 20 years. Installing the Oceade™ 18 – 1.4 MW turbines in a pilot farm represents a decisive step towards setting up commercial operations in tidal energy.