History

SABELLA’s history

Over 10 years of innovation

Founded in 2008, SABELLA is a French pioneering tidal and ocean stream turbine developer, supplying reliable turnkey energy solutions worldwide.

In the early 2000s, Jean François DAVIAU, drawing on his 25 years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry, alongside with Hervé MAJASTRE, an engineer specialised in energy storage systems, created Hydrohélix Energies based on a subsea tidal turbine patent. SABELLA was incorporated in 2008 with Hydrohélix, Sofresid Engineering, Dourmap and In Vivo Environnement, and Jean François was appointed President of SABELLA.

Based in Quimper in Brittany region of France, the company counts around twenty employees and so far, two tidal turbines were tried and tested in real conditions, D03 and D10.

2008

1st tidal turbine
installed in France
for a 12-month trial
D03 – 30 

2015

1st tidal turbine
to supply electricity
to the French grid
D10 – 1000

2018

ICE D10
second campaign at sea
for a 3-year exploitation
D10 – 1000

2021

PHARES deployment
of a pilot tidal farm
for Ushant island
2 x D12 - 500