Falmouth-based marine renewable energy experts, Mojo Maritime, has expanded into France incorporating a wholly owned French subsidiary in response to the growing French tidal energy market.
Mojo Maritime France S.A.S. is headquartered in Cherbourg, Normandy and is now operating in Nantes in Western France. The company started trading on 1st May and over the next five years expects to increase its total number of employees to 35. Its first project is the development of an innovative seabed preparation system which has applications in the tidal energy sector, a key area of development for the Cornish company. The project is being developed in conjunction with Geocean and is part funded by a grant administered by the French Government Agency ADEME.
“The expansion of Mojo Maritime into France is an exciting step forward for us, as a Cornish-based business” said Richard Parkinson, Managing Director of Mojo Maritime. “We see the French tidal energy market as a key area of development and have been lucky enough to receive lots of support for our venture from local stakeholders. We are looking forward to seeing what the future holds for Mojo in both the UK and France and will be on hand at All Energy this week to discuss our plans further.”
Earlier in the year, the company managed to secure funding to develop, build and test their low motion floating platform for offshore LiDAR measurements. LiDAR is an advanced technology deployed in support of offshore wind farms and the French expansion further amplifies Mojo Maritime’s growing business.
The company was present at the All Energy Show in Aberdeen last week (21-22 May) along with many other South West of England renewable energy companies.