Port of Brest steps up for marine renewables

The French port of Brest has begun upgrading its quay areas to better serve the needs of the marine renewable energy industry.

As the owner of the port of Brest, the region of Bretagne has decided to invest around €220 million in port upgrades to attract players within tidal and offshore wind energy sectors.

The upgrades consist of constructing a 400.000 square meter area, with a new heavy load quay for large components of the offshore renewable energy industry.

“This upgrade will hopefully attract large players from the offshore industry. With our experience and years of involvement in challenging projects, we are ready to provide all operators with the best services within offshore wind,” said Marianne Girardin, Marine and renewables Manager at Blue Water Brest.

The project is scheduled to be completed in 2020, according to Blue Water Shipping which is acting as a port agent for several coasters arriving in Brest with so called sheet piles.