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Brittany Confirms the Strategic Position of Brest's and Lorient's Ports on the Offshore Wind Energy Market

21 Nov 2022

On 29th and 30th November, Bretagne Ocean Power, accompanied by 5 Breton companies, will be present at the Offshore Energy Exhibition in Amsterdam, a major international meeting place for the offshore industry with 9000 participants from 82 different countries. On this occasion, Brittany hopes to highlight Brest's and Lorient's ports and their strategic position close to the 7 French offshore wind farms totalling 6 GW, and the next floating wind farms. The two ports of Brest and Lorient, key players in the industrial logistics of offshore wind projects in Europe, are both located in a protected bay with easy and unlimited access to the open sea, with no air draft restrictions.

The Port of Brest is France's leading ship repair port and includes a freight port and a logistic platform for European sea links. The Offshore Wind Terminal in the port of Brest is a new infrastructure dedicated to large Offshore Wind projects: it includes 40 hectares of industrial land linked to the sea and the transport network and 400m of heavy load quay especially dedicated to floating wind turbine logistics.

Located closely to the future floating wind farms, the port of Lorient also has a solid logistic hub for the installation and maintenance of offshore wind farms. 2.5 hectares are available for the installation phase, with 800 LM of quay and13m CD draft. The complex is equipped with a RORO handling and suitable lifting equipment including a 30T crane at 30m.

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