Port of Brest : windfall investment for an ambitious 40-year business plan

Activité industrielle sur le port EMR de Brest
@Mathieu Le Gall

€900m will be invested in the Port of Brest over the next 40 years, with an initial injection of €500m over the first 10 years. This is what the Brittany Region – owner and concessioning authority has just decided to make the Port of Brest a port that consolidates its historical industries and is committed to the transition, in particular by contributing to the development of offshore renewable energies.

With the agreement of the port’s other shareholders, Brest Métropole and the CCIMBO, the Brittany Region has given the green light for the 40-year concession agreement granted to the Brest Port Authority (BrestPort) to manage the commercial port’s operations in a revolutionary way, unprecedented in France, around 5 industrial challenges focused on transitions, in particular the development of offshore renewable energies.

€900m will be invested in the Port of Brest over the next 40 years, with an initial injection of €500m over the first 10 years to develop :

Activité industrielle sur le port EMR de Brest
@Mathieu Le Gall

 

1. Port services, including a boat lift capacity of 650 tons for key industrial and logistics players involved in maritime, energy and green transitions;
2. The multimodal logistics platform (sea, road, rail),
3. Sustainable ship repair, on Dry docks 1, 2 and 3,
4. Energy services, with its dedicated quay, needs to move towards lower-carbon fuels (Bio-LNG, H2, etc.), self-produced solar power, electrified docks etc.
5. Renewable Marine Energies: using the polder to accommodate these technologies will be essential to meet national ambitions in offshore wind, especially in floating wind. The Port of Brest will focus on the production of floaters, with several dozen hectares available on the industrial terminal, while the Port of Lorient, close to the future wind farm sites in southern Brittany, will provide special services (preparing the final cable links, mooring lines and a maintenance base).

 

 

Finally, the Port will be able to respond to the significant land pressure, using reclaimed land to accommodate transitional industries focused on low-carbon energy distribution, marine propulsion, low-carbon logistics, maritime innovation and sustainable repair.

 

More information on the Port of Brest MRE Terminal : https://bretagneoceanpower.fr/en/bretagne-mre/ports/
Contact : Agathe Le Guillou – Business Development Manager – agathe.leguillou@brest.port.bzh