West Normandy Marine Energy and the Channel Islands Marine Renewable Energy Group have signed a framework of cooperation on marine renewable energy.
The Channel Islands, Basse-Normandie and the Manche Department already enjoy a strong relationship providing a framework for exchanges in the economic, scientific, educational, and cultural sectors.
The new agreement will lead to further cooperate on marine renewable energy between these two maritime territories.
The agreement aims to address common issues and to encourage business and research collaboration. It will also provide a means to exchange knowledge and best practice to ensure the development of their marine energy activities, as well as foster the promotion of Basse-Normandie and Channel Islands marine energy industry, in order to support and accelerate the growth of the marine energy sector across the two regions.
Speaking on behalf of his colleagues – the President of the Manche Department, Jean-François Le Grand, and the President of the Communauté Urbaine de Cherbourg, André Rouxel - the President of the Basse-Normandie Region, Laurent Beauvais
said: “By this agreement, we create the favorable conditions of a concrete and effective cooperation between the Channel Islands and Basse-Normandie territories for years to come”.
Assistant Minister for the Economic Development Department, Deputy Carolyn Labey signed the agreement on behalf of Jersey.
She said: “Jersey has been working with the other Channel Islands for some time now to progress the opportunities for marine renewable energy where very real long term opportunities exist for us all. This agreement sets out the understanding of cooperation between the islands and our west Normandy colleagues who are taking great strides forward. We look forward to continuing to work together.”
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