The Paimpol-Bréhat tidal demonstration site is located in French Brittany, North East of the Ile de Bréhat.

  • Coordinates : 48°54.5815′ N ; 2°53.44897′ O
  • Consented area : 3.5 ha

Capture film surface area

Real ocean conditions

  • Water depth: 35 – 40 m LAT
  • Tidal range: -26 m LAT and -42 m LAT
  • Wave height (Hs): 8-9 m
  • Maximum depth-average velocity over the test site in m/s:
    • Exceptional spring tide : [2.4 : 3.1]
    • Medium spring tide : [2.1 : 2.8]
    • Neap tide : [1.1 : 1.5]
  • Rocky seabed
  • Strong biofouling activity for severe environment testing

câbles-tête de connexion WET export

Connected to the French national grid

  • Up to 2.5 MW
  • DC power export – 15 km of cable
  • 8MW, 360A
  • Max 8 f.o.
From 2023, three-phase alernative current grid connection – drymate system 

Capture film up to 2.5 MW

Live tides data

Download the technical documentation!

Capture couverture Documentation technique

We provide you with free instructions and details of the test site: history and location of the site, environmental data, consenting & administrative requirements, electrical connection details.