Seanergy in Pays de la Loire: a no brainer
It makes all the more sense for Pays de la Loire to host Seanergy 2020 that this year will see the construction of France's first offshore wind farm off our coast.Christelle MORANÇAIS, President of the Region Pays de la Loire
Seanergy 2020 is an exciting opportunity to showcase what our region can offer the marine renewables industry in terms of research, innovation and training.Philippe Baclet, Director of WEAMEC
We look forward to showcasing at SEANERGY 2020 the innovative marine renewable technologies tested in real-life conditions at the first offshore multi-technology test site, SEM-REV.Pierre FERRANT, Director of LHEEA (Centrale Nantes/CNRS)
We must ensure that all our regional industry ecosystems benefit from the development of offshore wind, which forms part of the national energy transition policy.Matthieu BLANDIN, NEOPOLIA EMR
RTE connects marine renewable energy to the electricity grid. The Pays de la Loire region is the ideal place to develop marine renewables as it offers a complete and highly vibrant ecosystem in which we are stakeholders.Carole Pitou-Agudo, RTE Ouest regional manager
Nantes Saint-Nazaire's candidacy in the Pays de la Loire Region is a great opportunity for MRE and Offshorewind industries as this territory cultivates its ambitions and successes in these industrial sectors.Marc Lafosse, President of Bluesign
Seanergy, the leading international event on marine renewables in FranceA look back to the 2019 edition in Dunkirk
+ 200 exhibitorsCome and meet the movers and shakers of the marine renewables and offshore wind sectors
900 BtoB meetingsBe inspired and find the way forward in the development of marine renewables
50 speakersThe men and women who put Seanergy on the map
Seanergy, an immersive experience7 circuits for you to discover France's top marine renewable sites
Neopolia Sea Tour
Embark on a boat excursion with Neopolia to see the logistics and port facilities that will be used to construct the Saint-Nazaire wind farm.
On board, local stakeholders, members of the Neopolia cluster will show you: the current and future operations at the Saint-Nazaire assembly plant, the Montoir port terminals with the General Electric plant and its new extra-large quay, and the Saint-Nazaire docks. The visit is expected to last about 3 hours max.
Circuit : Centrale Nantes offshore test site
All aboard for a boat trip to Centrale Nantes’ offshore test site SEM-REV! This pioneering test site, one of its kind in France, is key to developing marine renewable technologies.
SEM-REV is equipped to test different technologies and it possesses all the permits necessary for harnessing the power of the ocean and the wind. What makes the offshore test site even more attractive is the expertise behind it, that of the Centrale Nantes’ pioneering teams, one of France’s top engineering colleges.
Since 2018, SEM-REV has been testing France’s first offshore wind turbine, FLOATGEN, a floating turbine! Behind this project are Idéol, Centrale Nantes and Bouygues Travaux Publics. In the summer of 2019, WAVEGEM arrived at the site. WAVEGEM is a hybrid wave energy platform developed by GEPS Techno. During this visit, you will see both these homegrown demonstrators in real-life conditions.
Both the FLOATGEN and WAVEGEN projects receive backing from the Pays de la Loire Regional Council.
A unique opportunity to experience marine renewable energy in real-life conditions !
Circuit : Storage solutions & smart grids in Pays de la Loire
This circuit takes a look at solutions for storing electricity and for feeding electricity generated at sea into the national grid. It also looks at smart grid innovations.
Three visits feature along this circuit:
The SMILE showroom with a presentation of the various SMILE projects that deal with the key challenges of storing electricity and connecting renewables to the grid.
Enedis Regional Energy Control Agency which, for the first time in France, feeds offshore wind power into the grid. This power is generated by the FLOATGEN floating wind turbine.
Technical Centre for Mechanical Industry (CETIM) with a presentation on ODySEA, an energy storage solution using compressed air and developed by SEGULA Technologies for offshore purposes.
Circuit : Building the Saint-Nazaire wind farm
France’s first offshore wind farm will be located off the Pays de Loire coast. With a capacity of 480 MW, the development by EDF and Enbridge is set to be commissioned in 2022 and work has already began on site.
This circuit will offer you a behind-the-scenes glimpse into Parc du Banc de Guérande, a flagship project for French industry and definitively a key highlight of Seanergy 2020.
Along this circuit you will meet the stakeholders involved in this development.
Circuit: land-based reduced-scale test facilities
To develop marine renewables and the associated technologies, it takes years of modelling, testing, experimenting and false starts. Manufacturers can use a wide range of onshore test facilities in order to ensure a new technology is both reliable and robust.
Along this circuit, you will visit the remarkable facilities the Pays de la Loire region has to offer. Some of these are unique in France and have brought about many new technologies. Today, dozens of collaborative projects are developing marine renewable technologies of tomorrow.
This circuit, put together by the West Atlantic Marine Energy Center (WEAMEC), offers you an exciting visit which includes expert insights into: the Centrale Nantes wave/towing tanks and wind tunnels, the IFSTTAR cable fatigue test bench and centrifuge, the CSTB wind tunnel, and the CEA TECH marine power systems platform.
Circuit : Industry serving the energy transition
This circuit will show you how traditional industry is contributing to the development of marine renewable energy! You will visit inland Soudan and then the Vendée area, allowing you to see that the region as a whole is contributing to the marine renewables sector.
- Discover the FMGC foundry and its long-standing expertise that has adapted to the development of marine renewables.
- Rollix, the leader in slewing rings and nacelles for wind turbines, offers you a visit to discover its activities !