INTERVIEW available in the last Bretagne Sailing Valley® News – Newsletter #6 – Summer 2021  A page turned at the end of 2020 for nke when, after 14 years at the head of the Hennebont-based group, Jean-Claude Le Bleis sold nke Marine Electronics and nke Instrumentation to Alain Boschet, now Managing Director of both structures.

INVESTIGATION available in the last Bretagne Sailing Valley® News – Newsletter #6 – Summer 2021  When the first Jumbo and Pogo 40s were built just more than 15 years ago, who would have imagined that the numbers assigned to the new Class40s would be reaching 170? That the class would be looking at 70 places

Bretagne Développement Innovation, and its program Eurolarge Innovation, support the international opening of the Breton sector. A unique ecosystem in the world, the Bretagne Sailing Valley® is attracting a growing number of foreign skippers and clients with a growing reputation. What are these foreigners looking for in Brittany? We asked Yann Penfornis, Managing Director of

Green Pig

Transforming pig urine into renewable hydrogen is now a reality. The GreenPig project, sponsored by a farmer in Plumieux (22), plans to transform pig urine into renewable hydrogen. The project, part of a global circular economy approach, will stabilise employment in a rural area, while respecting the animals and the environment. It is potentially replicable

From 2016 to 2020, the BDI’s involvement in the bi-regional (Brittany – Pays de la Loire) programme, SMILE, contributed to the deployment of collaborative projects linked to smart grids across the Brittany territories. With SMILE, Brittany saw a new dynamic at the crossroads between digital and energy, bringing together stakeholders from private and public industries.

Solid Sail © Creasynth / Chantiers de l’Atlantique

Seeking to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, Solid Sail/Aeol Drive, an initiative steered by Chantiers de l’Atlantique, aims to fit three-masted cruise ships with huge articulated rigid sails of 1,200 m2 each. In February, the Saint-Nazaire-based company took another step forward by announcing the installation of a full-scale demonstrator on its site by

The Langouët (35) project, initiated in April 2017, arose from the desire of residents to boost local energy production. Their motivation was materialised by the implementation of a collaborative self-consumption loop for renewable energy in the village. The energy is produced via diverse photovoltaic installations on the rooftops of public and private buildings. The project’s

Y.Bestaven Vendée Globe

INTERVIEW available in the last Bretagne Sailing Valley® News – Newsletter #5 – Spring 2021  The ninth edition of the Vendée Globe ended on March 5 with the finish of Ari Huusela, 25th and last  classified and the first Scandinavian sailor to finish the race. According to the president of the Imoca class, Antoine Mermod, this record breaking edition has spun

Bretagne Hydrogène renouvelable

Brittany is launching its 2nd call for projects: “Territorial loops for renewable hydrogen”. This process aims to boost the use of renewable hydrogen across the territory, in particular in the realms of mobility. This will enable the establishment of a first network of distribution infrastructures. Deployment of hydrogen vehicles in professional and public fleets, public