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Cherbourg tidal turbine plant under construction

On 21 July, Naval Energies, a subsidiary of French naval shipbuilder Naval Group (ex-DCNS), held a first stone laying ceremony marking the start of work on its new tidal turbine plant at Cherbourg on France’s north-west coast. This is the world’s first plant designed specifically to assemble tidal turbines. The building measures 150m by 37m, for a covered area of 5500 sq.m, with a ceiling height of 20m and two heavy-lift cranes, each rated at 90t.

 

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