Today ARE has signed two major agreements at the Franco-British Summit in Paris for the development of it's tidal resource and electricity supply links (FABLink) between France, Alderney and Britain.
The following is an extract from the Governmental Declaration at the Franco-British Summit.
“France and the UK will continue to develop renewable energy. This energy complements nuclear energy and helps to achieve the goals defined at European Union level and ultimately enable the economy to be decarbonised. It will contribute to our two countries’ innovation and industrial competitiveness.
We welcome the development in both countries of ambitious offshore wind energy programmes. In particular, France has launched a first tender for the installation of 3 GW offshore wind power off its North-West coast.
We are determined to promote the potential of marine energies. We welcome the plan for a tidal turbine farm off Alderney-Aurigny in the Channel Islands. The commercial agreements signed today between Alderney Renewable Energy (ARE) / DCNS and ARE / Transmission Capital / Réseau de Transport d’Electricité are major steps towards the realization of a significant new renewable energy project which could rank among the largest tidal stream energy deployments worldwide. We believe this project could encourage the emergence of industrial cooperation between France and the UK, while opening up new international prospects”.