For the first time, SGS gets involved in a tidal energy project and will provide marine engineering consultancy services for Electricite de France Group (EDF).
SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, is proud to announce its involvement in the pilot project of the Electricite de France Group (EDF). Aiming to test the technology in real-life conditions, EDF builds a tidal turbine farm to generate electricity from tidal energy. Located approximately 6km offshore north-east of Paimpol, France, the Paimpol-Bréhat Tidal Project site is on some of the most powerful tidal currents in France.
SGS Renewable Energy Services has been appointed to act as Owner’s Marine Engineer. In this role SGS is responsible for the technical assessment of the sub-sea cable specifications, procurement, and installation in the process of assisting the project owner to meet project objectives in terms of safety, costs, planning, operation and maintenance. SGS will also carry out risk management and Occupational Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) support for the project.
About SGS Renewable Energy Services
SGS Renewable Energy is expanding its portfolio of services in tidal energy and solar energy, while continuing to offer a wide range of consultancy, inspection and testing services with a highly experienced and qualified technical team in the wind energy sector. SGS Renewable Energy has a global presence offering inspection, verification, testing and certification services for renewable energy projects. SGS Renewable Energy’s independent inspection, verification and testing services include but are not limited to design basis and site assessment, site specific design assessment, supply chain reviews and inspections, manufacturing surveys, loading supervision, installation monitoring and supervision, commissioning monitoring and supervision, and in-service maintenance inspections. With these capabilities, SGS offers project certification services for offshore renewable energy projects, globally.