On 25 February 2019, the city of Le Havre and Siemens Gamesa officially ratified plans to build an offshore wind turbine manufacturing facility.
Located on the port of Le Havre, the factory will make wind turbine nacelles and blades and assemble them. It will occupy a 36-hectare plot on quai Joannès-Couvert, which will require specific preparation and conversion work to accommodate it.
These manufacturing facilities will be part of an industrial complex made up of three main entities:
The factory will primarily supply the three French wind farms, respectively off Saint-Brieuc, Yeu-Noirmoutier and Dieppe-Le Tréport, but it will also potentially be able to manufacture plant for the French, European and worldwide markets.
Construction of the factory is set to begin in mid-2020, with manufacturing operations set to commence at the end of 2021.
Egis is responsible for comprehensive EPC management (structure, finishing works, roads and utilities), BIM Management, and construction supervision, together with regulatory environmental (ICPE) and acoustic studies (through its subsidiary Acoustb).