Innovative Developments at Nantes ‒ Saint Nazaire Port

Innovative Developments at Nantes ‒ Saint Nazaire Port

15 February 2024
Energy transition

For Nantes ‒ Saint Nazaire Port, the ramping up of energy transition also involves the experimentation with and the accommodation of new, innovative energy solutions within the Port Authority area.

In Nantes

The first prototype floating data center designed by the DENV-R Company will be commissioned in the first half of 2024 on a site in the port and maritime area, near the Quai Wilson facility in Nantes.

Furthermore, Nantes ‒ Saint Nazaire Port has made available a 390 m2 area at Cheviré to the Nantes-based company Enerdigit, so that it can deploy an electricity storage and redistribution system equipped with 8 racks of batteries with a unit capacity of 372.7 kWh.

And lastly, the French subsidiary of Harmony Energy has also chosen the Cheviré port activity zone as the location for its electricity storage operation, on a 12 000 m² site close to the Enedis transformer substation.

At Montoir de Bretagne

Unoccupied up to now, 22 hectares of land whose use is restricted under the Montoir de Bretagne technological risk prevention plan (TRPP) are being utilized to accommodate two photovoltaic power plants. Sited to the east and to the north of the Montoir de Bretagne LNG terminal, a first photovoltaic power plant came into service in January 2023. With its 14 000 ground-level solar panels covering a 9-hectare area, this photovoltaic power plant operated by Engie Green is capable of producing up to 7.6 MW of electricity. A second project driven by energy specialist Amarenco and covering an area of 13.9 hectares to the west of the LNG terminal is currently undergoing administrative review.