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Scotland's EMEC providing lessons for French wave energy developers

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Officials from Basse-Normandie are hoping to use lessons learned from Scotland's European Marine Energy Centre at two ocean power pilot sites off the French coast.

The French delegates recently met with a number of representatives, enabling them to "identify the industry's real world needs and plan potential future adaptations" for applications at marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) test beds near Raz Blanchard and Brittany.

"We would like to leverage existing experiments and projects in Europe, in particular EMEC, the major experimental site, to determine how to enhance Normand tidal power potential as quickly as possible, creating added value to this territory which cannot be a mere energy production site," said Laurent Beauvais, president of the Basse-Normandie Region.

Located near Orkney, Scotland, EMEC has become an internationally recognized leader in MHK advancements.

HydroWorld.com reported that Alstom and French utility GDF Suez had announced a proposal for tidal energy research at Raz Blanchard in September.

Meanwhile, Fortum, DCNS and AW-Energy also recently announced an agreement allowing for research in Brittany.

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