France's DCNS to set up tidal-turbine factory in Normandy

Photographie r¿alis¿e le 24 ao¿t 2011 lors du transport et de l'installation de la turbine de la future hydrolienne qui sera immerg¿e au large de Paimpo-Br¿hat. Photo Fred TANNEAU/DCNS

French naval defence giant DCNS has unveiled plans to set up an industrial facility in the Port of Cherbourg for the serial-manufacture of full-scale tidal power turbines, with expectations the base will be fabricating some 100 machines a year by 2018.

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