The Project Enters the Consultation Phase

The Project Enters the Consultation Phase

8 April 2024

With the requirements for the large-scale deployment of floating wind power in view, Nantes ‒ Saint Nazaire Port has identified offshore wind power generation as an essential growth driver in its future development. Through the ÉOLE Project, Nantes ‒ Saint Nazaire Port is seeking to place at the disposal of the offshore sector an industrial integration base for fixed-foundation and floating wind turbines.

On 20th February 2024, Nantes ‒ Saint Nazaire Port referred its plans for the ÉOLE Project to the French National Public Debate Commission, which took the decision on 6th March 2024 to organize a prior consultation under the good offices of guarantors. In a few months’ time, this key stage in the process will serve to inform and to conduct extensive discussions regarding this project to create a port infrastructure dedicated to future generations of offshore wind farms.

Building on the successful experience acquired alongside all the players involved in delivering the logistics for France’s first offshore wind farm facility, which is sited off Saint Nazaire, via the ÉOLE Project Nantes ‒ Saint Nazaire Port wishes to make available to the wind power sector a port and industrial activity base for the large-scale roll-out of high-capacity offshore wind power generation.

With fossil-energy-related traffic representing nearly 70 % of the Port’s total traffic volume, Nantes ‒ Saint Nazaire Port is rethinking the role of renewable energy sources in its economic model and in driving forward the policies of ecological and energy transition.

Contact at Nantes Saint-Nazaire Port – Philippe Léon