7th July 2023, Ys Energies Marines Developpement won the “Blue Economy: Maritime Innovation takes shape in Sables d’Olonne” call for expression of interest. Ys carried out a pre-feasibility study for a wave energy project in Sables d’Olonne, with its partner Créocéan, and got the jury’s support.
The call for expression of interest was launched in February 2023 by the Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique, Les Sables-d’Olonne Développement, the Vendée Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Comité Régional des Pêches et des Elevages Marins (COREPEM), the CEA, BPI Pays de la Loire, ADEME Pays de la Loire, the Pays de la Loire Region and Banque Populaire Grand Ouest. 15 compagnies candidated. Ys is one of the 3 winners. “The theme corresponds perfectly to our business, so it was obvious for us to apply for it”, comments Bruno LEMORT, Ys Technical Director.
Ys will be in charge of assessing the wave energy potential and characterising the sites geophysics, while Créocéan will be analysing the environmental and user issues.