After tests in European wave basins to validate its technology at small scale, Seaturns is launching tests of a 1/4-scale prototype in a marine and operational environment on the Ste Anne du Portzic site in Brittany.
Since october 2023 Seaturn’s demonstrator has been installed at Ifremer test site in Sainte-Anne du Portzic near Brest.
Seaturns is an innovative French company developing a solution of power generation from wave energy. The Seaturns concept is characterized by innovative mooring and a simple design that makes it extremely robust.
After carrying out technical and economic studies, as well as numerous tests in European wave basins (at the Universities of Aalborg, Porto and Santander, and most recently at the École Centrale de Nantes) to validate its technology at small scale, Seaturns is now launching its tests on the Ste Anne du Porzic site in Brittany. It will validate the performance and reliability of a 1/4-scale prototype in a marine and operational environment, a necessary step before moving on to full-scale production.
The tests will last around ten months, until June 2024, paving the way for the future design of 200 kW rated power at full scale.
The Sainte-Anne du Portzic test site is operated by Ifremer. This site hosts a range of intermediate-scale prototypes: floating wind turbines (Eolink, Windquest) and WEC (wave energy converter) devices (PH4S, Dikwe) or components previously validated in test tanks. It is one of 3 test sites dedicated to offshore renewables in Brittany.
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