BPN Industrial Cluster: 100% useful

BPN Industrial Cluster: 100% useful

2007-2017. BPN’s 10th anniversary is being proudly celebrated as the cluster has been remarkably active supporting the Naval, MRE and Oil&Gas industries over the past decade. Year over year,...

Naval Energies: concrete and/or steel foundations for floating wind turbines

Naval Energies: concrete and/or steel foundations for floating wind turbines

After a multi-year design & development phase and extensive simulation studies, Naval Energies (formerly DCNS Energies) recently completed the first prototype of a new family of floating offshore wind...

GE: first turbines for Merkur windfarm

GE: first turbines for Merkur windfarm

The two-year-old GE Renewable Energy plant at Montoir-de-Bretagne near Saint-Nazaire is producing wind turbines at maximum capacity. The plant, developed and commissioned by then-owner Alstom, is the only...

DriX, a hydrographic ASV

DriX, a hydrographic ASV

iXblue has been testing a prototype DriX autonomous surface vehicle for over six months. Meanwhile the first production batch is approaching completion at the group’s boatbuilding yard at La Ciotat...

New iXblue vessel for MRE research

New iXblue vessel for MRE research

French inertial navigation specialist iXblue commissioned and began operating its new hydrographic research vessel in June 2016. The FeliX is a composite catamaran designed, built and outfitted by iXblue...

L’Astrolabe completes first mission to Antarctica

L’Astrolabe completes first mission to Antarctica

France’s new polar logistics and patrol vessel, delivered by the Piriou shipyard in Concarneau in September this year, completed her first mission to Antarctica in November. The L’Astrolabe,...

New buoy tender at Navexpo floating trade show

New buoy tender at Navexpo floating trade show

The third Navexpo International floating trade show will be held at Lorient La Base from 15 to 17 May 2018. The boats afloat area will feature the Gavrinis buoy tender, the pride of the fleet operated...

Floatgen FOW demonstrator launched

Floatgen FOW demonstrator launched

The first floating offshore wind (FOW) turbine built in France was launched at Saint-Nazaire on 13 October just 15 months after construction began. The project, beginning with the turbine, tower and floating...

AI for port logistics

AI for port logistics

Channel 5 is a new service currently being piloted at Seayard’s container terminal in Fos-sur-Mer on France’s Mediterranean coast. It was developed by MGI, a Marseille-based company specialised...