In Western France, we can draw on a great combination of industrial capabilities, key geographical resources, scientific and technical expertise as well as political backing to successfully grow and expand the nascent floating wind industry.

A concrete show of strength will be France’s first floating turbine due to be installed off our coast in the coming weeks.

The FWP Atlantic has been designed as an immersive experience to give you first-hand knowledge and insight of the real issues affecting floating wind. Names like GE, STX and SEM-REV Floatgen will be organising technical and interactive workshops, offering you the chance to connect with industry experts and discuss how to unlock innovation and address the technology challenges ahead.

This event is a top-level floating wind forum organised by the industry, for the industry.


Day 1-2 October 2017

13H15 – Arrival in Saint-Nazaire. Welcome refreshments.
14H00 – 19H
Interactive technical workshop no.1 at GE (30 places)
or Interactive technical workshop no.2 at STX (80 places)
or Interactive technical workshop no.3 with SEMREV/ Floatgen at Saint-Nazaire Theatre
19H00 – Return to Saint-Nazaire Theatre
20H00 – Gala evening

Day 2-3 October 2017

8H30 – Morning refreshments
9H00 – Comparing and contrasting feedback from international projects
11H30 – B2B matchmaking event organised by Enterprise Europe Network
13H15 – Buffet lunch
14H30 – Plenary sessions
18H00 – Closing session and speeches

Day 3-4 October 2017

6H30 – Meeting point at Saint-Nazaire Theatre
6H45 – 8H45 – Travel from Saint-Nazaire to Lorient
8H45 – 9h00 – Morning refreshments
9H00 – 12H – Site visit 1 > port facilities and operators specifically positioned to cater for marine renewable energy projects
12H00 – 14H00 – Networking lunch and pitches by the business and education ecosystem, members of which have stands to visit at the forum.
14H30 – 15H30 – Site visit 2 > relating to a particular technology building block
15H30 – 16H00 – Travel
16H00 – 17H00 – Site visit 3 > relating to the Groix-Belle Ile projects
17H00 – 19H00 – Return to Saint-Nazaire