A leading MRE region in Europe
Blessed with its natural heritage – 2730 km of coastline, powerful currents, regular winds, the biggest tides in Europe -, Brittany offers unique conditions for research and experimentation for all MRE technologies, and so hosts 50% of French marine science and technology research teams, along with the major players of industrial research, development and innovation.
An industrial dynamic at work
All the conditions for successful MRE projects, from design to the industrial stage, are gathered here in Brittany. A network of 220 companies provide almost full coverage of industry expertise, and the entire MRE value chain. Many sectors are now mobilised, and so the R & D environment is very conducive to exchanges.
62 industries: engineering, technical studies, industrial mechanics, ship repair and maintenance, shipbuilding and floating structures, cutting and stamping, manufacturing of metal structures, transport organisation, electrical installation, hydraulic equipment and much more.
All industry players: Actimar, Adwen, Altran-Ouest, Areva, Blue Water Shipping, CLS, Damen, DCNS, EDF EN, EDF, In Vivo, Marinelec Technologies, Meteogroup, Nass&Wind, Nowak SAS, Open Ocean, Piriou, RTSYS, Sabella, SDVI , STX Europe, Veolia Environnement and many others.
A powerful reservoir of skills
Its maritime economy and a training system adapted to marine trades endows Brittany with a large reserve of professionals in the marine renewable energy sector. Especially as the training programs are constantly adapted, with old and new institutions responding to the industry needs.
Well-established, the tidal power plant in Rance opened in 1967! MREs in Brittany are experienced, knowledgeable and skilled, with research and experimentation, industries and infrastructure as well as the mobilisation of public and private actors. Besides the Brittany region, players can now rely on the Mer Bretagne Atlantique competitiveness cluster, France Énergies Marine (marine energy development institute) and numerous experimental and testing infrastructures.