Power plan for Bordeaux bridge

The €3 million project was given the green light

20 December 2017

Two prototype turbines that generate power from tidal water are to be tested near the arches of the 19th-century Pont de Pierre in Bordeaux early in 2018, seven years after the €3 million project was given the green light.

The well-known site, near the centre of Bordeaux, was specially chosen to allow ease of access. It is believed that the turbines could generate enough electricity to power 300 homes.

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