Cherbourg, a port of reference for marine renewable energies

Located at the heart of a major source of marine renewable energies
The construction of the first French offshore wind farms will start as soon as 2018:

• in Courseulles-sur-Mer, located over 10 kilometres off the Bessin coastline, halfway between the ports of Cherbourg and Caen-Ouistreham. The project includes 75 Haliade 150 offshore wind turbines for a total power capacity of 450MW. The Port of Cherbourg will be used as a logistics hub.

• Fécamp, in the Seine-Maritime department, includes 83 Haliade 150 offshore wind turbines for a total power capacity of 498MW. The Port of Cherbourg will also be used as a logistics hub for Fécamp. The offshore wind turbines will be located between 13 and 22 kilometres off the Fécamp coastline.

The implementation of pilot tidal energy farms in the Race of Alderney is expected to be achieved in 2018 with a total of 11 turbines being installed. Commercial farms could take over from 2020 onwards.

The port is close to Great Britain, a world leader in offshore wind energy, totalling close to 1,200 turbines in operation and a further potential of 3,000 turbines, of which:
• Rampion\\\'s future offshore wind farm, located off the Brighton coastline and less than 100 nautical miles from Cherbourg, whose construction is expected to start in 2016,
• East Anglia\\\'s future offshore wind farm, located about 250 nautical miles from Cherbourg,
• The British waters surrounding the Race of Alderney for tidal energy.