Business event Ewea 2015

The French marine renewable energy market is booming. The Pays de la Loire has established the respect of this new industrial sector’s leaders, and its potential in attracting foreign companies. A good starting point from which to launch international initiatives.

At the last EWEA business salon, several Pays de la Loire partners* organized a business event for professionals in the sector. Its new format, which alternated presentations and networking sessions, was a rousing success among some 90 participants, and included representatives of all the major French contractors, with about 30% of attendees from abroad.

The objectives were to promote the strengths of the region, and the skill-base of the region’s companies with a view to both attracting foreign direct investments, and enriching the relationships with international MRE networks and clusters. Mission accomplished, with four major networks represented at the meetings – UK Trade & Investment, Scottish Development International, Norway’s INTPOW and Spain’s Clúster de Energía as well as many European companies: CWIND, EGS International Ltd and Offshore Design Engineering from the UK, Automasjon & Data from Norway, The Switch from Finland, ERREKA Fastening Solutions from Spain, StormGeo from Germany…

EWEA: The side-event “Explore new offshore wind markets in Western France” attracted international visitors

Regional partners organized a business oriented event at the EWEA Paris conference last 17 November. The format, which alternated presentations and networking sessions, was judged a great success by the sector’s professionals.

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The Pays de la Loire marine renewable energy sector: fertile soil for international cooperation.