150 permanent jobs in Lorient thanks to offshore wind power.

28 April 2022

150 permanent jobs in Lorient thanks to offshore wind power.


The Pennavel project, led by Elicio and BayWa r.e., has joined the "Breizh Content" certification proposed by Bretagne Pôle Naval. The industrial cluster will accompany the candidate in the 1st call for tenders for floating wind turbines off the coast of southern Brittany in order to maximise the use of local companies and will validate its commitment to the industrial fabric of Brittany.

With the re-elected President, Emmanuel Macron, envisaging 50 offshore wind farms by 2050, Brittany could benefit greatly economically from floating offshore wind power, according to Elicio and BayWa r.e. These companies, which are today making official the employment of a Lorient team for their Pennavel project, estimate that 150 direct jobs could be created in Lorient thanks to offshore wind power.

"The "Breizh Content®" brand aims to certify the good practice of applicants in terms of industrial benefits for the region. This certification may be displayed by accredited candidates and will be regularly renewed throughout the project's development in view of the effective use of local companies during the construction of these wind farms", says Bretagne Pôle Naval. 


Local team based in Lorient.


Two engineers dedicated to the project took up residence in Lorient, close to the project, at the beginning of the year. They are Raphaël Delarue, an offshore wind supply chain engineer employed by Elicio, and Marion Ristord, a wind and marine meteorological engineer employed by BayWa r.e.

"The Pennavel project being developed by Elicio and BayWa r.e. is firmly rooted in the culture and economy of Brittany. We are convinced of the relevance of the development of a Breton floating offshore wind energy industry, enhancing the industrial know-how mobilised by the offshore wind energy industry and boosting the thousand-year-old maritime culture of this region, which has always been committed to the environment," adds Aldrik De Fombelle, Director of Offshore Wind Energy Development at Elicio France.