Mojo Maritime has expanded into France as a response to the country’s growing appetite for tidal energy, according to the firm.
The firm, which has established its headquarters in Normandy, has already secured its first project for the development of a seabed preparation system.
The project is part funded by French Government agency ADEME.
Richard Parkinson, managing director of Mojo Maritime, said: “The expansion of Mojo Maritime into France is an exciting step forward for us, as a Cornish-based business. 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.”
The firm is now looking to recruit five people to its French base.
The announcement came at this year’s All-Energy. This is the second major milestone for the firm.
Earlier this year, Mojo Maritime secured 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 energy farms).