Renewables: the Danish wind power specialist Creadis sets up in Nantes

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The Danish engineering company Creadis chose Nantes for its first France-based establishment. A pioneer in onshore and offshore wind energy, Creadis was attracted by Atlantic France’s industrial dynamism and potential, especially in the field of marine renewables.

Creadis was founded in 1997 and is known in Denmark as DIS (Dansk IngeniørService). It employs 700 engineers and works for clients in a wide range of sectors: wind power (which represents half of the company’s activity), life science, cement & bulk, material, amusement, and industrial manufacturing.

The company chose Nantes as the location for its 18th office, and this is also its first French establishment. The group is now based in 6 countries around the world: Denmark, Poland, Spain, India, the US, and France. 

Business development in renewable energy, aeronautics and shipbuilding

Creadis was one of the first companies in the world to specialise in wind power and has developed unique expertise over the past 25 years. The engineering firm offers support for each step of a wind farm life cycle, from technical specifications and design to installation, maintenance and dismantling.

By settling in Nantes, the objective of the company is to get closer to its French clients and seize new business opportunities. Atlantic France is the perfect location for this, as it is the leading French region in marine renewables. The first French offshore wind farm is currently being installed off the coast of Saint-Nazaire, and another one is in progress off the islands of Yeu and Noirmoutier.

The Danish group is also expecting to diversify its activities in the energy market and find new clients in Atlantic France’s main industrial sectors, such as aeronautics and shipbuilding. The company plans to recruit 10 engineers and project managers for its Nantes office.

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