Founded in 2008 by Franck Jouanny, Hydrotube Energie is the result of long study and an intimate knowledge of the Garonne River and its Gironde Estuary.
Experienced in confronting and negotiating strong currents during the Tour de France à la Voile sailing race and with his sailing team in Bourg sur Gironde, our founder benefitted from the support of an entire support structure. The company headquarters is located on the site of CNB (Construction Navale Bordeaux), a filial of the Groupe Bénéteau.
Since 2010, Hydrotube Energie has developed three tidal turbine models to best meet the challenges posed by the estuarine currents, thus providing the best technical solutions at the lowest market price.
In July 2015, the first floating tidal turbine prototype was launched, marking a decisive step in the development of our future energy solutions.
Chairman and CEO
Franck Jouanny is a passionate sailor and former America’s Cup crewmember (Marc Pajot’s 1992, French Challenge “City of Paris”) and winner of the 1992 Tour de France sailing race. As all good sailors know, the strength of the current is an inexhaustible source of clean energy. Inspired by this fact and given today’s energy context, he established Hydrotube Energie in 2008.
Hydrotube Energie has brought together a technical team of engineers and technicians united by their human values and this innovative project. In the design department they contribute their expertise and know-how to all the projects are entrusted to them.