This is at the new quays of Rohu in Lanester, near the STX Lorient shipyard, that Raidco Marine delivered Thursday, June 23 the offshore patrol vessel Bir Anzarane to the Royal Navy of Morocco represented by the Admiral Mohamed Laghmari.
This is the largest patrol vessel of their fleet the Royal Navy of Morocco ordered to Raidco Marine in June 2008 and which was built at STX shipyard in Lanester.
Built under civil standards, the Bir Anzarane is an ocean patrol vessel 70 meters long and 800 tons weight that can reach speeds of 22 knots. This ship mainly dedicated to the missions of state action at sea, such as survey or enforcement services, is nonetheless equipped with a comprehensive weapon system: a 76 mm gun forward, an another 40 mm at the rear, two 14.5 mm machine gun and two 12.7 mm. It will house a crew of 64 sailors and will also take six passengers on board. The ship will join its home port in Casablanca in the summer.
The 70 OPV is the flagship of the range proposed by Raidco Marine (OPV 45, 54 and 70) and ensures all the missions of maintaining national sovereignty in the territorial waters.
The OPV 70 is also available equipped with a helicopter or drone platform.More about OPV 70
Friday, June 17 at the site of DCNS in Lorient, the first OPV (Offshore Patrol Vessel) of Gowind familly was inaugurated.
The ship was christened The Adroit by her godmother Isabelle Le Ny. Trained at the school for apprentices of DCNS Isabelle Le Ny joined DCNS in September 2009 to work on the OPV Gowind.
The Adroit is the first prototype build on equity by DCNS in order to promote its new range of OPV and corvettes Gowind
The Adroit was designed to carry out a wide range of maritime security missions. Designed and built in record time, the patrol vessel has many industrial, technological and commercial innovations.
The Adroit, the first steel was cut in 2010, will navigate the oceans of the world for three years with the French Navy to validate the concept in an operational situation.
Among the important innovations of this new concept will be noted in particularThe bridge walkway and integrated panoramic mast which give the crew of the Adroit gathering reliable information on 360 degrees.
The reduced superstructure of the ship gives space therefore for the implementation of naval aircrafts (helicopters weighing up to 10 tons and drones) and to launch or recover boats intervention (RHIB or drones)
The Adroit is the first vessel in this range designed and built for the deployment of air and surface drones.
Shipbuilding made with local industrialists
The design of the OPV Gowind, the Adroit, from construction to trials was conducted by a dedicated team of a hundred people. DCNS involved in this adventure many manufacturers, for most SMEs of Lorient, of the French Brittany region or from Europe.
Note that the design standards of the OPV of DCNS make possible their construction in any shipyard.
It was the second participation at the Nor Shipping trade fair for Bretagne Pole Naval
If the area of shipbuilding hard hit by the crisis in 2009, the year 2010 has brought 2 billion order for 25 shipyards in Norway.
Several Norwegian companies are in contact with French companies and have also been received at the Maison de France with exhibitors of the pavilion organized by Ubifrance, including Bretagne Pole Naval. The opportunity for Brigitte Collet, Ambassador of France in Oslo to introduce the new CEO of ALSTOM Norway, a major player in the Norwegian energy and environment business.
This show is for the cluster Bretagne Pole Naval, an opportunity to make new contacts with ship owners, agents and manufacturers. This is the opportunity to present the offer of companies in the shipbuilding and repair in French Britanny, but also skills in the field of marine renewable energy.
Of the 22 national pavilions presented at Nor Shipping, one of France that included a dozen of stands was visited by Harald V King of Norway, a beautiful tribute to the skill of our naval industry.It is also emphasized that the new electric powered ferry STX Lorient shipyard will build for France has aroused great interest among Norwegian shipowners. The fifth in the world merchant fleet has an extensive network of passengers ferries for domestic shipping routes. The aging fleet needs to be renewed and many ferries to be built soon. Norway is rich in oil and gas has opted for a long time in the LNG propulsion, but the need to reduce carbon emissions leads them to opt for clean energy ... like the all-electric.
No doubt Bretagne Pole Naval will attend the next edition of Nor Shipping Oslo in 2013.
Bretagne Pole Naval & ICC of Brest organize a seminar on offshore wind.It will be held Tuesday, April 5 at ESC Superior Trade School Bretagne Brest
Bretagne Pole Naval and the Chamber of Commerce of Brest organize with the assistance of the State, Regional Council of Brittany, Brest Metropole Oceane, of the Economic Development Agency of Britain (AEB), and in partnership with the Union of Renewable Energy (SER) and Wind Energy France FEE), a seminar on offshore wind.
It will be held Tuesday, April 5 at the Superior Trade School, ESC Bretagne Brest.
Entitled "Symposium on the offshore wind: toward an industrial chain in Brittanny", the event's objective is to allow national and international principals in installed offshore wind power (project developers, turbine manufacturer, electricians, ... ) and area industries businesses to meet each other.
It is organized with the sponsorship of SER (Renewable Energy Union) and France Energie Eolienne (France Wind Energy). Nearly 250 participants are expected.
The highlight of the conference will be the presentation of a study commissioned by Bretagne Pôle Naval and conducted by the consulting firm Garrad Hassan, on the topic: "The needs of contractors, industrial organization and supply offer from companies". This event comes as Brittany occupies a prominent place in the areas selected for bidding on installed offshore wind power, announced by the President of the Republic on 25 January. The AEB (Economy Agency of Brittany), the Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Brittany and Bretagne Pole Naval work together to enable manufacturers to the region to be important players in the industrial implementation of these projects. This economic issue involves all actors in the shipbuilding and ship repairindustry that are structured today in industrial chain for offshore wind.
Also scheduled during the conference: a presentation of outsourcers and port facilities in the region, a roundtable on the implementation of other energy projects in marine, offshore floating wind turbines, and a visit to the port Brest
The cluster Bretagne Pole Naval promotes and represents the companies and the shipbuilding industry in Brittany Region during major events
To contribute to the development of activities, the cluster Bretagne Pole Naval promotes and represents the companies and the shipbuilding industry in Brittany Region during major events for shipbuilding, repair, and marine renewable energy activities. Many contacts were made with agents and ship-owners at international exhibitions and activities are conducted continuously to promote infrastructure and regional naval industries.
In continuation of these actions set for 4 years, the group will represent the companies, skills and expertise in international trade shows. In 2011, BPN will attend 5 of these exhibitions:
For Renewable Marine Energies Marines
From 14 to 17 March 2011, BPN will participate with Bretagne International and Pôle Mer Bretagne at the show EWEA 2011 in Brussels. EWEA formerly known as the EWEC is the annual European event that combines a huge exhibition with 400 professional exhibitors from Europe, North America and Asia and a program of conferences on key topics for Wind energy market, particularly offshore wind, which is a challenge for the shipbuilding sector in Western France EWEA expects 10,000 visitors from over 60 countries.
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From 29 November to 1 December 2011, Bretagne Pole Naval will also attend Offshore Wind 2011, with Bretagne International. The show is organized by EWEA (European Wind Energy Association) in Amsterdam. The biennial exhibition for the offshore wind's main concern is to promote and develop the implementation of offshore wind farms, with the current situation in France of the tender that the French State should start soon on the implementation of installed offshore wind farms
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Bretagne Pole Naval shares in organizing a conference on offshore wind to be held in Brest next Tuesday, April 5.
For port facilities and shipbuilding & repair
For the second time, BPN will attend the international exhibition for professionals in the maritime industry, NOR-SHIPPING, from 24 to 27 May 2011 in Oslo. In the France pavilion federated by Ubifrance a 15m ² booth will allow member companies to display the skills of the Shipbuilding and Repairs in the Region. This is also an opportunity to interact with professionals through a program of conferences, including the prospective "next generation shipping”.
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From 8 to 11 November 2011, at EUROPORT in Rotterdam, Bretagne Pole Naval exhibit under French flag federated by GICAN. This biennial event which hosts nearly 30,000 visitors will be an opportunity to promote the region's port facilities and know-how of the industries of Brittany. Europort is a technological showcase for the maritime industry.
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Finally, from 27 to 29 October 2011, ITECH'MER Lorient will be the appointment of regional maritime industry professionals: from the ships’ design to distribution of seafood
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On September 27th, Christian ESTROSI then Minister of Industry had chosen the town of Lorient and DCNS yard to announce the launch of the strategic committee for the shipbuilding industry.
Bretagne Pôle Naval has, since its inception in 2007, largely contributed to the works and activities carried out in Britanny for the development of naval activities. The association of naval industry players in Brittany contributes to the development of industrial port infrastructure , the "ships of the future" projects in collaboration with the GICAN, the development of marine energy for the sector with the Pôle Mer Bretagne, and to staff training.
"Bretagne Pôle Naval" has invested itself in works in the region during the General States of Industry"; as such, and for all of the "contribution made by Bretagne Pôle Naval to the development of shipbuilding industry in Britanny, " Christian Estrosi personally congratulated the association, through a letter addressed to its President Jacques Dubost, November 12, 2010. It confirms the commitment and support of the State, which continues "through the Regional Direction of Enterprise, Competition, Consumer Affairs, Labour and Employment, in partnership with the Regional Council , to finance structuring collective actions for the sector. "
In his letter, Christian Estrosi concludes: "I will only see benefits that the association continues to reflect on the shipbuilding industry in Britanny and could be a regional observer for the Strategic Committee for the shipbuilding industry ..."
Bretagne Pôle Naval was present with twelve member companies in EURONAVAL which closed its doors last October 29
This show has allowed to meet International potential clients and main contractors, especially foreign navies, and to present them all industrial and human resources of the naval Industry in Brittany Region.
Participation on a collective stand promotes synergies and facilitates the establishment of contacts. It also gives better visibility and more well known to each company and allows to sell a true regional expertise. Bretagne Pole Naval is a common denominator in Breton naval environment and captures the attention of major clients and also institutional. This is why Jean-Yves Le Drian, President of the Regional Council, spent an entire day with the companies: "The region should support Bretagne Pôle Naval and the Pole Mer Bretagne. These are clusters that reflect the collective will to face the challenge of the technological future of maritime Brittany. BPN is a group of industrialists who must pool resources of action to respond to the markets of today and tomorrow and the Pôle Mer is developing innovation and research processes to enable the Brittany Region to be on time for maritimity of the 21st Century"
An international market
Contacts have been made on the national market for various projects both civilian and military for Glehen shipyard, which discovered this new market or for Ateliers NORMAND which have now created a specific cell to respond to military markets. Piriou is back the show with many contacts and projects for new vessels (60%) and repair and ISS (40%). Demands concern mainly patrol boats and high value-added service. Projects come more than 80% from the foreign targeted visitors met through these delegations led by the General Armaments Directorate (DGA). Jacques Dubost, President of Bretagne Pôle Naval has welcomed on the stand many foreign delegations including Saudi Arabia, Congo, Angola, Algeria or Russia. Contacts were made with U.S. companies and a number of Breton industrialists would soon be traveling to Louisiana to the International Workboat Show.
A show with a high technological level
The exhibition is a showcase of technology that enable focus on the evolution of ships and equipment and prepare the company to these developments Some of the cluster’s companies are considering to present more material as Sobec which presented the model of a new training vessel or NKE which presented its new autonomous profiler named "Paola".
Many companies in the shipbuilding industry have entered the military market through the door of the ISS (In service support) but are positioning themselves now, as real actors in military shipbuilding, taking part in the project including Hermes DCNS one for the construction of Gowing OPV , the first of which will be made available to the French Navy. To promote this regional expertise, DCNS will also be exhibiting at Maritima with Bretagne Pôle Naval, which is the next meeting: from 8 to 11 December 2010 (Stand F26, Hall 5-1) in Paris Porte de Versailles.
The shipbuilding industry players of Brittany were represented by the cluster Bretagne Pole Naval and its members agree that it is the meeting place o
.../ All agree that it is the meeting place of the global shipbuilding industry, where, however, there are few French companies, according to their marketplace. Therefore Breton industrialists underline the importance of their presence with Bretagne Pole Naval at such fairs in order to display the expertise of our industries.../
/..."we can see the emergence of technologies to meet environmental concerns."..."The technologies related to energy saving, among motorists or manufacturers of antifouling, and the development of service-vessels for offshore industry (oil and wind farm) requiring innovative and highly targeted solutions particularly in stabilization of ships and access to structures at sea ".../
/...This bodes well for Bretagne Pole Naval who will be present with a dozen of companies in EURONAVAL the next 25 to 29 October in Paris, Le Bourget (booth F6), then in the maritime fair Maritima from 8 to 11 December in Paris.Download : Read complete press release (165,61 ko)
The shipyard STX Lorient confirms its expertise in construction of specialized and high-tech vessels...
The OPV70 under construction on the Rohu site of STX changed address, Wednesday, August 25 afternoon.
Low sky, rain, strong wind, all the ingredients of a Breton weather were gathered to greet the movement of OPV70, Wednesday, August 25 on the site of STX in Lanester. Despite these rather unfavorable weather, the maneuver went smoothly, in a very short time. With twenty technicians and engineers on board the ship left the site at 16:30 Rohu assisted by two tugs to secure at position 4 of the port of Lorient at 17.30. He remained there for the end of its arms until it was delivered to Marine International Raidco year end.
For this occasion, attended a certain number of personalities, including the Captain Sfendla seconded by the Moroccan Royal Navy as Chief of the Monitoring Committee of the OPV70 Building .
Following the letter of intent to order from late June 2010, STX Lorient France SAS has signed a contract this summer with the Irish company OpenHydro on the design and construction of a barge for the laying of the OpenHydro 16 m in diameter tidal turbines. The delivery of this vessel is expected in March 2011.
The contract represents a total volume of about 20,000 production hours for employees of STX Lorient and subcontractors companies.
added to this command, the contract that STX Lorient France SAS has signed with STFMO (Society of Maritime Transport river-West) for the construction of a sand dredger with laying pipe and suction hopper.
For the technical design of this highly specialized vessel, STX Lorient wore a special effort on the hydrodynamic optimization to reduce fuel consumption.
The construction will start early 2011 for delivery of vessel to STFMO mid-2012.