Marine Renewable Energy

The figures talk for themselves

80 offshore wind turbines in the first french offshore wind farm project in Atlantic France

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Great business opportunities on offer

Great because 7 wind farms are planned in France. The first French wind farm will be installed off the Saint Nazaire coast.

Great because we are home to key players (Chantiers de l’Atlantique, GE, Rollix) and prime contractors are often required nearby suppliers.

Great because we have a long-standing expertise in marine engineering with design companies and test facilities among which the only French offshore multi-technology test-site, SEM-REV, hosting the first floating French wind Turbine.

Great because we have the largest French Atlantic port with heavy-duty port logistics capabilities.

Great because Neopolia business cluster offers great opportunities for partnering with our offshore wind players – over 100 businesses across the value chain.

Is your need different? Let’s look at its business potential.

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Leading names

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Powerful networking and the right connections

Innovation clusters

EMC2

The French industrial cluster for advanced manufacturing technologies

www.pole-emc2.com

Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique

Cluster dedicated to marine activities with 6 strategics areas.

www.pole-mer-bretagne-atlantique.com

S2E2

The innovation cluster for managing electric and thermal energies.

www.s2e2.fr

Business clusters

Neopolia EMR

bringing together over 100 businesses operating in the sector.

www.neopolia.com

WEAMEC

research, training, innovation for marine energy.

www.weamec.fr

PASCA

logistics and supply chain cluster

Innovation platforms

Technocampus Composites

Mutualized technological research platform dedicated to composite manufacturing

www.technocampus.fr

Technocampus Ocean

Mutualized technological research platform dedicated to marine structures and metallic materials

http://technocampus.fr/

Technocampus Smart Factory

Mutualized technological research platform dedicated to industrial uses of virtual reality

www.technocampus-smart-factory.fr

Academic and technological resources

Academic resources

  • Centrale Nantes: This engineering school is a Grande Ecole and trains engineers to a very high level. Students are equipped with a strong managerial ethos and taught to appreciate the wider environmental and societal dimensions to the scientific subjects they study.
  • Nantes University: a key player in the development of marine renewable energy in France with its 12 laboratories, 16 diploma courses and 120 researchers involved.

Technological resources

  • CEA Tech: Technology transfer platform, speeding innovation for industry and developing programs on AI and robotics/cobotics
  • IFSTTAR: The French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks
  • IRT Jules Verne: Mutualised research institute dedicated to the industry of the future, seeking to boost competitiveness in strategic industries by disruptive fabrication technologies
  • Nantes Saint-Nazaire Port: 30 ha of logistical and industrial area with heavy quay and a 15 ha logistics hub for the pre-assembly of offshore wind turbines
  • Le Carnet: onshore test site dedicated to wind Energy
  • SEM-REV: First European site for multi-technology offshore testing that is connected to the grid