Come and meet the Breton expertise during FOWT 2021!


Identified as an area with high potential, Brittany has been able to demonstrate for nearly 10 years all its expertise in marine energies. From 16 to 18 November, Brittany will host the 8th edition of FOWT. A first! And a major opportunity to meet the Breton MRE know-how.


From 16 to 18 November, FOWT 2021 (Floating Offshore Wind Turbines) will take place in Saint-Malo (35). This is the first time that Brittany will host this international event dedicated to floating wind power, a technology in which it has believed and invested for nearly a decade. This meeting will also be an opportunity to promote all the assets of the territory and its actors through conferences, conviviality’s moments, site visits, exhibitions.


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As a gateway for national and international industrials, Bretagne Ocean Power identifies the Breton marine energy partners best suited to your needs. The organization of FOWT in Brittany this year is an opportunity for Bretagne Ocean Power to make this know-how known to delegates from all over the world, especially in the context of call for tenders in South Brittany.


Meet Breton companies 

156 companies are already engaged in offshore wind and MRE technologies. You will be able to meet around twenty of them during FOWT 2021:Nuage de logos FOWT


  • ACTIMAR: Operational oceanography
  • BREST EXPERTISE MARITIME: Support for projects, services and expertise
  • BRITTANY AVIATION: A world where the helicopter is accessible to all, respectful of the environment
  • DYNAMOCEAN: Oceanography for marine energies
  • ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE MARITIME (ENSM): high level training courses in the maritime and paramaritime sectors  (maritime safety and security, trade, sustainable development, offshore wind, etc.)
  • HELISTRATEGY: Solutions to meet all aeronautical requirements
  • INYANGA TECH: Offshore operations and engineering services for marine energies
  • MARITIME KUHN: Shipping Agency – Stevedoring – Port Logistics and customs formalities – Terminal
  • NEOTEK: Provider of high-tech marine solutions for operation, maintenance and environmental assessment
  • OTECMI: Inspections and non-destructive testing operations
  • PIRIOU : Shipbuilding
  • QUIET OCEANS: Underwater noise modelling, prediction and monitoring
  • RICHARD MARINE CONSULTING: Offshore vessel inspection player on French OWF market
  • SHIP AS A SERVICE: Facilitates the realization of projects at sea
  • SPIE: Multi-technical services in the fields of energy and communications
  • TACTHYS: Solutions architect
  • TSM: Shipowner – French marine operator
  • WINDGLAZ: Numerical modeling and evaluation of quality loads
  • WIPSEA: Digital environmental census solutions

Come and meet them on the region’s stand! Make an appointment with them during the B2B meetings.

Discover the offshore wind and MRE Breton assets!

Brittany has been involved in offshore wind and MRE technologies for several years. On the occasion of FOWT, Bretagne Ocean Power invites you to discover several facets of this commitment: MRE production plant, dedicated port infrastructure, test site, training unit… It is the whole sector that is deployed!

All these technical tours are free of charge. Come and discover it!

Technical visit of the port of Brest

Terminal EMR Port de Brest
© Panoramic Bretagne – Région Bretagne

Bretagne Ocean Power invites you to visit the EMR terminal of the port of Brest (40 ha and 400 m of heavy load quay dedicated to floating wind turbines) as well as the industrial facilities of the Ailes Marines project. An exceptional visit to the Navantia and Windar workshops is offered.

The afternoon will be devoted to a sea trip: visit of the IFREMER sea test site, with the discovery of the wind and wave prototypes currently being tested.

Visit carried out with the support of Iberdrola.

Thursday, November 18.

Departure from the Palais du Grand Large 7:30 am, return at 6 pm (stop at Brest airport at 3 pm).


Visit of the Rance tidal power plant

View of the Rance tidal power plant ©EDF_YannLeGal.P

Hydroelectricity, the first source of renewable energy, is produced here, on the Rance, crossroads between the largest tides in Europe (tide of more than 13 m) and the know-how of those called hydraulic sailors. With a capacity of 240 MW and 24 “Bulbe” turbines, the Rance tidal power plant produces the equivalent of the annual electricity consumption of 225,000 inhabitants (= city of Rennes).

Visit proposed by EDF.

Monday, November 15, 2021.

Departure from the Palais du Grand Large in Saint-Malo at 3:30 pm, return at 6:45 pm.


Visit to the Maritime Safety Training Centrethumbnail_cesame stag03

The Ecole Nationale Supérieure Maritime of Saint-Malo invites you to discover CESAME, the Training Center for Survival and Rescue at Sea. Equipped with a new technical platform, this centre now provides safety training in the field of offshore wind (according to Global Wind Organisation (GWO) standards), such as first aid, firefighting and working at heights in the maritime environment.

Visit proposed by the ENSM.

Monday, November 15.

Departure from the Palais du Grand Large at 4pm, return at 6pm.


Exhibition of the Breton know-how of the marine renewable energies

Sterenn Glaz – bâteau expo quai de St MaloThe esplanade of the Quai St Malo will be dedicated to the exhibition of the Breton know-how of the marine renewable energies. 4 boats, including the Sterenn Glaz (photo), used in the offshore operations of the sector will be moored at the dock, ready to welcome FOWT delegates.




Welcome to Brittany!

Find the whole FOWT program here

Co-organized by the Pôle Mer Méditerranée and France Energie Eolienne, this event is the international meeting of floating wind power. It is designed in close partnership with the partner regions involved in this sector: Brittany, Pays de la Loire, Occitanie and Sud Provence Alpes Côtes d’Azur. This 8th edition will take place at the Palais du Grand Large in Saint-Malo, but also remotely, to allow simultaneous connections on the 5 continents, just like in 2020. The entire international floating wind community will be brought together for the occasion!
FOWT in a few figures: 800 participants, 30 countries, 2 days of conferences.