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A high-performance and competitive industrial cluster at the service of shipowners

On 1 January 2021, CARENCO became the new concession holder for the Concarneau shipbuilding and repair port. It was appointed by the Brittany Region, which has owned the port since 2017, for a 15-year contract. This new model is the result of a long-term partnership between CCIMBO and the professionals of Concarneau port, a major place for shipbuilding and repairs in France and the world.

The modernisation of the ship repair area and the acquisition of a 400-tonne-capacity sling hoist in 2018 strengthen Concarneau port’s position as an increasingly competitive industrial cluster at the service of shipowners. To maintain competitiveness and preserve the industrial fabric of Concarneau, the port of Concarneau is now making it a priority to put a roof on the dry dock. This emblematic investment will be followed by other projects, such as the overhaul of the 2000-tonne-capacity boat lift, complete maintenance of the door of the dry dock, modernisation of the electrical facilities and securing the work areas.

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High-performance infrastructure
and complementary tools

A 22,000 sq. m technical area at the forefront of environmental standards.

  • A 400-tonne-capacity sling hoist to accommodate up to 10 vessels at once
  • Two 220-tonne-capacity boat trailers
  • A 2,000-tonne-capacity boat lift for the simultaneous parking of two 90-metre-long ships or four 45-metre-long ships
  • A 130-metre-long and 27-metre-wide dry dock able to accommodate ships of the maximum size permitted by the port access channel
  • A 700 metre fitting-out wharf with a probe down to -6.50 m
  • A 300 metre fitting-out deck
  • Covered halls for sheltered work

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The dry dock

The dry dock was commissioned in January 2002 with the dry-docking of the catamaran “Solidor V” from the “Emeraude lines” company.

This pioneering and innovative tool was the first equipment of its kind in France and is still a reference today. This high-performance tool complies with the strictest environmental standards – Installation Classified for the Protection of the Environment (ICPE). The idea to cover it with a roof was first raised in the 2010s.

The future dry dock roof aims to improve the facility’s environmental performance. It will also provide a suitable response to constraints resulting from the application of paint, sanding or stripping operations, by compensating for weather events that impact the quality and time of technical downtimes, for the benefit of shipowners and everyone involved. Protecting the dry dock will also promote better co-activity of everyone involved, provide protection for workers and reduce disturbance for the neighbouring area.

The ramp provides quick and safe access to the bottom of the dry dock and vehicles: forklift trucks, flatbed trucks, aerial platforms, etc.

  • Length: 130 m
  • Width 27 m
  • Depth 10.80 m
  • It can accommodate ships of the maximum size permitted by the port access channel, up to 115 m.

The 400-tonne-capacity travel lift

With a capacity of 400 tonnes, the travel lift at Concarneau port was officially inaugurated in March 2018 on the new ship repair area, modernised and upgraded to environmental standards, built in place of the former slipway dating from 1955.

The lift is suitable for all types of vessels, including Le Tarz An Deiz, a 15-metre-long trawler, the first to be taken out of and returned to water, Le Molenez from the Penn Ar Bed company, 36-metre passenger boats and sailing yachts built by JFA. The facility is completed with two boat trailers with a capacity of 200 tonnes each.

The ship repair area can accommodate 8 to 10 ships simultaneously and provides direct access to the ventilated painting halls and the shipbuilding workshops.

  • Capacity up to 400 tonnes
  • Length: 43 m
  • Width 10 m

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The synchrolift

The 2,000-tonne-capacity synchrolift was commissioned on 1 June 1978. At the time it was built, it was particularly innovative and the only equipment of this type in France. It can lift a boat measuring up to 95 m in length and 14 m in width on each of its two cradles and dry-dock three or four vessels of around 40 metres in length at the same time.

  • 2 collapsible cradles
  • Capacity: up to 2,000 tonnes (544 tonnes maximum on each crossbar, or 33.3 tonnes/ ml)
  • Length: 95 m
  • Width 14 m
  • Max. draught 5.50 m

    The ship repair area

    The ship repair area complies with environmental standards and provides direct access to the covered halls as well as a treatment system for careening water and waste management. The dock and other facilities are nearby. Direct access to JFA and Piriou shipbuilders.

    The ship repair area is closed and monitored by camera.

    • Surface : 22 000 m2

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    © Agence Sea to sea

    The boat trailers

    With a capacity of 220 tonnes each, the two boat trailers can work separately or together.
    Separately, they can move blocks, superblocks or separate parts, up to 220 tonnes.
    Together, they can move all types of ships up to 400 tonnes.
    They are fitted with hydraulic cradles which can be adjusted to the shape of the ship.
    The handling spacing varies depending on the size of the ship: from 3 m up to 6.8 m.

    • Capacity: 2 x 220 tonnes
    • Variable spacing

    The dry dock

    The dry dock was commissioned in January 2002 with the dry-docking of the catamaran “Solidor V” from the “Emeraude lines” company.

    This pioneering and innovative tool was the first equipment of its kind in France and is still a reference today. This high-performance tool complies with the strictest environmental standards – Installation Classified for the Protection of the Environment (ICPE). The idea to cover it with a roof was first raised in the 2010s.

    The future dry dock roof aims to improve the facility’s environmental performance. It will also provide a suitable response to constraints resulting from the application of paint, sanding or stripping operations, by compensating for weather events that impact the quality and time of technical downtimes, for the benefit of shipowners and everyone involved. Protecting the dry dock will also promote better co-activity of everyone involved, provide protection for workers and reduce disturbance for the neighbouring area.

    The ramp provides quick and safe access to the bottom of the dry dock and vehicles: forklift trucks, flatbed trucks, aerial platforms, etc.

    • Length: 130 m
    • Width 27 m
    • Depth 10.80 m
    • It can accommodate ships of the maximum size permitted by the port access channel, up to 115 m.

    © Agence Sea to sea

    The 400-tonne-capacity travel lift

    D’une capacité de 400 tonnes, l’élévateur à sangles du port de Concarneau a été officiellement inauguré en mars 2018 sur la nouvelle aire de réparation navale modernisée et mise aux normes environnementales, aménagée en lieu et place de l’ancien slipway datant de 1955.

    L’élévateur est adapté pour tous types de navires, depuis Le Tarz An Deiz, un chalutier concarnois de 15 m de long, premier à être sorti et remis à l’eau en passant par le Molenez de la compagnie Penn Ar Bed, des vedettes à passagers de 36 m ou des sailing yachts construits par JFA. L’outil est complété par deux chariots automoteurs de 200 tonnes chacun.

    L’aire de réparation navale peut accueillir 8 à 10 navires simultanément et offre un accès direct aux halls de peinture ventilés et aux ateliers et chantiers navals.

    • Capacity up to 400 tonnes
    • Length: 43 m
    • Width 10 m

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      The synchrolift

      The 2,000-tonne-capacity boat lift was commissioned on 1 June 1978. At the time it was built, it was particularly innovative and the only equipment of this type in France. It can lift a boat measuring up to 95 m in length and 14 m in width on each of its two cradles and dry-dock three or four vessels of around 40 metres in length at the same time. 

      • 2 collapsible cradles
      • Capacity: up to 2,000 tonnes (544 tonnes maximum on each crossbar, or 33.3 tonnes/ ml)
      • Length: 95 m
      • Width 14 m
      • Max. draught 5.50 m

        © Agence Sea to sea

        The ship repair area

        The ship repair area complies with environmental standards and provides direct access to the covered halls as well as a treatment system for careening water and waste management. The dock and other facilities are nearby. Direct access to JFA and Piriou shipbuilders.

        The ship repair area is closed and monitored by camera.

        • Area: 22,000 sq. m

          © Agence Sea to sea

          The boat trailers

          With a capacity of 220 tonnes each, the two boat trailers can work separately or together.
          Separately, they can move blocks, superblocks or separate parts, up to 220 tonnes.
          Together, they can move all types of ships up to 400 tonnes.
          They are fitted with hydraulic cradles which can be adjusted to the shape of the ship.
          The handling spacing varies depending on the size of the ship: from 3 m up to 6.8 m.

          • Capacity: 2 x 220 tonnes
          • Variable spacing

          © Agence Sea to sea