A wind turbine factory in Le Havre

On 25 February 2019, the city of Le Havre and Siemens Gamesa officially ratified plans to build an offshore wind turbine manufacturing facility.

France
Le Havre
Client: Grand port maritime du Havre
Architect: Enia Architectes
Beginning of studies: November 2018
Construction: 2020 - 2021

Project overview

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:

  • a Combined Factory encompassing the production facilities for the assembly of nacelles and the manufacture of 81-metre blades;
  • an outdoor storage area appended to the factory;
  • a portside logistical zone made up of a port, an import/export dock and outdoor storage zones.

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.

Our missions

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).