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Guinard Energies – 23/01/2019

Offshore testing of the 20kW Guinard Energies Tidal Turbine

MegaWattBlue Project

The MegaWattBlue project is cofunded 35% by the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) and 10% by Brittany region. This project participates in the marine renewable energy development and the transition to a low-carbon economy. MegaWattBlue is certified by Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique.

The study of the environmental impact of the tidal turbine has been assessed since the design and manufacture of the sub-elements to the deployment phase. Installation, operation and maintenance processes have been improved along the project. The project is carried out in partnership with IFREMER and ENSTA Bretagne.

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Guinard Energies marine turbine test in the Bay of Brest

Before its installation in Ria d’Etel, the P154 tidal turbine will undergo a series of tests in open sea environment to optimize its operation under realistic but controlled conditions. These tests are undertaken in collaboration with ENTECH SE Company and ISEN Brest School on the TSM Penzer vessel of Iroise Mer.

The first conclusive tests were conducted during those first weeks of 2019.

Press contact : Philippe Craneguy (CEO)

contact@guinard-energies.bzh Phone : +33 (0)9 84 45 71 87

Guinard Energies hydrokinetic turbine range

Guinard Energies designs and manufactures a range of high performance turbines dedicated to estuaries and very low head streams. Thanks to the swivelling duct, the Guinard Energies tidal turbines recover twice more power than other turbines of the same size. Turbine installation does not require heavy civil engineering. Due to their compactness, the hydrokinetic turbine could be set near the consumer location.

Guinard Energies team has chosen to gradually improve their turbine and its power capacity. The product range starts with the P66 - 3.5 kW turbine (66cm diameter), already deployed on several sites in France and abroad. The P154 – 20 kW turbine (154cm diameter) will be deployed in Ria d’Etel during the first semester 2019. This demonstrator turbine has been built and assembled in the naval shipyard of Navtis in the context of MegaWattBlue project.

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ICOE 2018 Cherbourg – For a Bright Future

ICOE 2018

International Conference On Ocean Energy 2018 the June 12th - 14th  2018 at Cherbourg.

Come and meet us at the booth Bretagne BC240 in Cherbourg.

Register online and the entry is free : http://icoe2018normandy.eu/registration/

Event

"The International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) is a global marine energy event focused on the industrial development of ocean energy. Held every two years, the goal of both conference and exhibition is to share recent experiences from research and demonstration efforts. It aims to accelerate development by stimulating collaboration networks between companies and research and development centers.

ICOE 2018, the 7th edition, is an Ocean Energy Systems (OES) event organized in 2018 by Bluesign and supported by the Normandy region, Manche Department, Le Cotentin Communauté d’Agglomération and Cherbourg-en-Cotentin city."

P66 a l eau Profile

The hydrokinetic turbine exported

Installation of P66 In French Guyana

Guinard Energies has carried out demonstrations of its P66 tidal turbine, in Brest harbor last weeks.This hydrokinetic turbine will be deployed very soon in French Guiana.

The P66 turbine, 3.5 kW, will provide electricity to a CNRS research station, which is now powered by a genset. The inverter developed by Guinard Energies will manage the hybrid production system from renewables energies – photovoltaics panels, the P66 turbine and batteries, will provide electricity to the station in an optimum way.

Easy operation

The choice of materials and its small size simplify installation and maintenance operations. Those advantages will allow the hydrokinetic turbine to be exported to isolated areas, devoid of infrastructure. The turbine requires 1.50 m water depth and starts from 1.2 m/s of current speed.

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100% local partnerships

The last hybrid electricity production demonstration sessions showed the perfect validation of all laboratory forecasts, thanks to a fruitful collaboration between ISEN, Brest enegineering school, Navtis, a Brest naval shipyard, and Entech form Quimper.

Ongoing projects

The Guinard Energies teams are now working on the ramp-up of its turbines. The development of the P154, 20 kW, is underway. The installation of the P400 (4 meter diameter, 250 kW), with its self-ballasting floating base will be set in 2018, in Ria d’Etel (Morbihan).

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The hydrokinetic turbine exported

Into the news: 

French - Le Télégramme 20/11/2017 : Hydroliennes - Guinard Énergies fait la course en tête

French - Ouest-France 27/10/2017 : Guinard lance l'hydrolienne fluviale made in Brest 

Versions PDF : Le Télégramme - Ouest France

Asia Clean Energy Summit 2017

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Guinard Energies is set to reach farer market at ACES 2017 ( Asia Clean Energy Summit), exhibiting at booth H03 from 24th and 25th October at Marina Bay Sand, in Singapore.
Hydrokinetic power could contributed for rural electrification in remote areas and islands in all South East Asia.
Guinard Energies exhibited its P66 hydrokinetic turbine that will be deployed abroad soon.
This electricity solution come with a complete Smart Energy Management System combining storage, solar panels and hydrokinetic turbine for stable electricity production along days and years.

ADEME supports the Spidhy project

  • Funding of ADEME’s Investments for the future program in the Spidhy project within the framework of the call for projects “Renewable energy, storage and conversion of energy, intelligent electrical systems”
  • SPIDHY: Innovative tidal turbine installation system - Système de Pose Innovante d’Hydrolienne – a simple and economical solution for installation and maintenance of Equipment on the seabed
  • This system will help to reduce the costs renewable marine energy

Guinard Energies is supported by ADEME for the development of its Spidhy project. This innovative tidal turbine installation system allows commissioning and decommissioning of seabed equipment in an autonomous, fast, economical and secured manner.

In existing systems, the commissioning cost of a tidal turbine is comparable to its construction price. Indeed, the mobilization of specific ships with several hundred tons lifting capacities presents a cost sized to offshore marine operation. These OPEX are not adapted to marine renewable energy emerging industry. Focused on reducing the cost of MRE, Guinard Energies has developed an innovative base allowing the immersion of heavy structures on the seabed at a competitive solution.

This design, patented Guinard Energies, under the name « Camel Base » is an innovative self-buoyant base foundation. The two parts of this system can be filled in with water or air for the installation or removal phases. This system has already been successfully tested at a scale 1:16 at IFREMER basin test in 2015 and will be used for the 250 kW Guinard Energies tidal device which will be installed in early 2018 in South Brittany.

Tidal and river turbines are a solution for the future, increasing the share of renewables energies in our energy mix.

Success of Guinard Energies Tidal turbine demonstration

At the Marines Renewables Energies Forum set in Gulf of Morbihan(South Brittany) from 15 April to 3rd June 2017, Guinard Energies, conducted a demonstration of the operation of its MegaWattBlue hydrokinetic turbine in the Gulf of Morbihan. A boat reserved for local representatives and journalists, was able to follow the demonstration as close as possible and observe the power created by this hydro-turbine (300 kW for 8 meter diameter at only 2.5 m/s – the water currents velocity in the gulf can reached 3.6 m/s, ie 7 knots)

Guinard Energies aims to develop all dimensions of hydrokinetic turbines. Marine and river hydrokinetic turbine from 3.5 kW to 20 kW associated with a regulating and converting electricity hybrid system for isolated sites as well as larger sized hydrokinetic turbine up to 1 MW for only 8 meters in diameter and 7 knots of marine current.

A 4-meter diameter tidal turbine to be tested in Ria d’Etel in Morbihan (56) is currently under construction. Installation is planned for the year 2018. Smaller hydrokinetic turbines are under construction to provide a simple and efficient electrification solution for isolated areas around the world.

250 kW hydrokinetic turbine manufactured in Brittany

Since Fall 2016, a 4 meter hydrokinetic turbine MegaWattBlue is being built. The duct is assembled at the shipyard Chantier Bretagne Sud in Belz. This 4 meter diameter and 6 meter duct length will streamline and speed up the current speed of 40 %. 

The base of the turbine is assembled in Navtis shipyard in Brest and the 250 kW alternator is on test phase at Bernard and Bonnefond Office in St Etienne. 

The tidal turbine will be set with its innovative self-buoyant base during Fall/Winter 2017/2018. 

 

Seanergy 2017

Seanergy 2017

 

Guinard Energies is pleased to announce its participation at the SEANERGY 2017 show, the 22nd and 23rd March in le Havres. Our team will welcome you and answer all your questions at our stand.

We presented our technology and our power assessment device Poseide at the Euromaritime 2017 show from January 29th, to February 2nd.

POSEIDE achieved an hydrokinetic power assessment campaign in French Guiana

The hydro kinetic power assessment system POSEIDE is just coming back from French Guiana!

 

It has been successfully deployed to measure the available power around the "Salut" Islands, owned by the CNES : French Spatial Studies Center. The small MegaWattBlue turbine, with its data acquisition system had the chance to enjoy the warm and turbid water coming from the Bresilian stream.

Did you know...? The current around the "Salut" Islands was famous for beeing fatal to the convict of the french penal colony!

The measurment campaign lengthed eight days, from 8th to 16th of november, over the whole tidal range. The mission was led with success by the Guinard team, with help from the French Army 3rd REI (a.k.a "Légion Etrangère"), which provided the nautical support "Anne-Marie", an equipment transportation barge, and its valorous crew.

The POSEIDE system was lowered in water by mean of a small excavator, which shows the particular handiness of the system.

Guinard Energies would like to warmly thank the CNES, which made the mission possible, as well as the men of 3rd REI for their astonishing and valuable support.

The POSEIDE hydro kinetic power assessment system will be ready by the end of 2016, to hopefully drive a new campaign, in Britany, or elsewhere.