Created in 2013 in the Bordeaux Ecoparc, the company Blue Shark Power System is developing patented technology for the manufacture of a high power marine tidal turbine.
Easy to install by simply towing to the site, this technology has a price ratio which is 4 to 5 times lower than the competition.
Currently in the prototype stage, this experimental project should be completed in the second quarter of 2014 with manufacture of the final prototype. Marketing is expected from 2016.
The choice to locate to Aquitaine is linked both to local expertise in the manufacture of complex aerospace systems and in steel and composite materials, and to maritime access for export (Le Verdon terminal). By 2017, 80 jobs are expected to be created.
(Source: Regional Council press release 15/05/2014)