Tidal power developer SIMEC Atlantis Energy has announced the formation of a joint venture company with the Development Agency for Normandy to develop a large-scale tidal power project between the Cotentin Peninsula and the island of Alderney. Construction on what SIMEC calls “Europe’s largest planned Tidal Power Project” is set to begin in 2021. Normandie Hydrolienne will be established with the economic development agency for Normandy and regional investment fund Normandie Participations. The aim is to install subsea turbines along the Alderney Race, or Raz Blanchard: the 13km sea passage between France and the Channel Island, which is said to have the fiercest tides in Europe. Altogether, Atlantis estimates that it will be possible to generate 2GW of electricity from the tidal energy.
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