Dedicated infrastructure

(©CAPA_GE Renewable Energy)


The Grand Port Maritime Nantes Saint-Nazaire is France’s biggest port on the Atlantic coast. With its surface area and offshore wind logistics facilities, the port is the country’s leading hub for marine renewable energy.



A large seaport

  • Reinforced heavy-lift quays up to 15t/m2
  • Heavy handling equipment
  • A 12ha wind turbine pre-assembly area
  • Access for over-sized components

Photo : FLOATGEN (BW Ideol)©Centrale Nantes

Expertise in marine renewables logistics

The port community’s logistics and heavy-handling abilities strengthen this infrastructure. All these facilities are backed by a strong and able logistics workforce supported by members of PASCA (procurement and supply chain business cluster) whose aim is to bring about greater competitiveness for businesses by leveraging supply and logistics.

Photo : FLOATGEN (BW Ideol) ©Centrale Nantes

Major developments

The Grand Port Maritime Nantes Saint-Nazaire contributes to making a success of major marine renewable developments such as:

  • The GE manufacturing plant at Montoir-de-Bretagne for wind turbine nacelles with dockside access and reinforced quays
  • The Anemos of Atlantique Offshore Energy plant, the Chantier de l’Atlantique Business Unit specialising in substations for offshore developments
  • Manufacture of the concrete Floatgen concrete floater developed by BW Idéol
  • Pre-assembly of the wind turbines for France’s first offshore array off the coast at Saint-Nazaire

Photo : ©Christian Robert – Ville de Saint-Nazaire