DCNS eyeing opportunities in maritime energy

DCNS, a global leader in naval defence and ship building, is exploring opportunities in marine renewable energy in India.

The nearly 400-year-old French company, which is currently building six Scorpene submarines in a multi-million dollar contract for the Indian Navy, has built expertise in maritime renewable energy — tidal, wave, ocean thermal, wind and floating wind turbines.

Mr Bernard Planchais, Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of DCNS, France, said “We have reached prototype stage in turbines. A 16-metre wide turbine to produce ocean thermal energy is ready. Each turbine can generate 2 MW. When connected, you can set up a 100-MW project”.

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