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Shore leave for DCNS turbine

Second 500kW device to follow soon as part of repair campaign

Shore leave for DCNS turbine  image

DCNS has removed one of its two OpenHydro/Arcouest 500kW tidal turbines out of the water at the Paimpol-Brehat test site off Brittany, France.

The machine is now being repaired at Cherbourg harbour with a team of 15 people working to ensure the hardware can be returned to the before the end of the year.

The second turbine at Paimpol-Bhehat will also be lifted out of the water in the near future.

DCNS is replacing components that were blocking the turbine rotors from running correctly.

Image: a DCNS OpenHydro turbine (DCNS)

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