Did you know that the port city of Saint-Nazaire and the Pays de la Loire region are true pioneers in the development of marine sustainable energies? It is here that are built giant elements for offshore wind turbines, and as well there that the first French offshore wind turbines farm would produce electricity thanks to the floating wind turbines, through the inauguration of the Floatgen project last year (watch below the video of the traditional maritime ceremony with the launching of the magnum of champagne).
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After this project setting, the EOL, the Saint-Nazaire Wind Energy Center, run by Pierre Laisne, would be the first site in France to immerse you in this human and technological adventure. Right there in a city that has ever written this will of sustaining its urban infrastructure (made of docks, pods and a mixing of international cultures and skills) through its shipbuilding yards and more recently other large volumes such as floating wind turbines.
Accessible to all, the EOL embarks you on a journey to discover the wind forces at sea, a journey of experimentation and interactivity. While having fun, you’ll know everything about energy through time, from the earliest wind turbines to 21st century wind turbines. And if you experimented how strong could be the tremendous energy of the wind while pedaling on a cycle?
Other surprises await you in the EOL area, Saint-Nazaire Wind Energy Center, like the huge souvenirs store composed of an incredible selection of maritime tools and utensils, such as boats miniatures, foghorns and Bosco whistles), before climbing onto the rooftop of the building and enjoying the wonderful view on this city full of history, unfortunately destroyed during the Second World War. From this panoramic terrace, the view straight on the port, the estuary and the horizon, also a contemplation chance to the numerous abilities of the wind turbine assembly port, right at your feet.
The EOL wind power education station is installed in the fortified fortress inside the port of Saint-Nazaire also famous for the STX Queen Mary 2 ferry construction by the Chantiers de l’Atlantique (also available to visit on demand), near the Espadon submarine.
The duration of the immersive visit (non-guided) in the green energy world, would be approximately 45 minutes or only 2 minutes, through our homemade video below.
You may discover EOL every day, from 10h to 18h, visit departures every 45 minutes.
EOL Saint-Nazaire Center
Avenue de la Forme Ecluse
44600 Saint-Nazaire – 02 28 54 06 40