An industrial activity feeding others
Naval architecture, project management, construction and repair, on-board equipment and systems, logistics, maintenance and associated services: no facet is neglected in the Breton ship construction and repair industry. While the military sector continues to play a pivotal role, civil ship building – fishing, boating, oceanography, passenger transport – is also quite active. This complete industrial unit covers an astounding range of trades, with some very established names (DCNS, Sobrena, STX, Piriou) as well as some very dynamic SMEs.
Maritime innovation is second nature
The Brittany naval tradition is coupled to the future. Companies in this sector have gathered at the Bretagne Pole Naval competitiveness cluster o set up ambitious R & D programs both studying the vessels of the future and marine renewable energy (MRE). In parallel, the Mer Bretagne Atlantique, competitiveness cluster has some global ambitions and unites companies and researchers on many topics, including maritime safety, security and engineering as well as maintenance and naval services.
Sailing: in the service of a complete marine economy
The Breton sailing industry provides a 360º offer, with high quality services and advanced technology products. Again, there is no luck involved: indeed, the sector deliberately sails in formation with the ship building industry, clearly aware that their closely related skills are mutually reinforced and complement each other. Thus, the development of the sailing sector is a diversification opportunity for the ship building sector, working for a more than ever conquering Breton marine economy.