SEENEOH: DesignPro’s arrival

News - 15 November 2018

After the French company Hydroquest’s arrival on SEENEOH test site in January, it’s now the turn of the Irish DesignPro, to come and settle in Bordeaux!

Since September 25, the prototype of DesignPro Renewables is installed on the test site downstream Pont de Pierre. These two turbines with a cumulative capacity of 25 kW fixed on a floating platform have the particularity to rotate when the tide changes direction. Valemo provided assistance to the Irish company for the commissioning and start up of the engines, and continues controlling the installations from our control room in Bègles.

The prototype is installed for a period of twelve months. This experiment is necessary to understand the sustainability of the system, its environmental footprint and its impact on fish.