A transformation phase has almost been completed to house those involved in the MRE industry : a new heavy-load quay, 44ha of land readily available and nearly 60ha more to be delivred from 2016 onwards.

In order to address the land and logistics requirements of MRE companies, Ports of Normandy Authority has undertaken major works to adapt the Port of Cherbourg.  

  • Extending the Quai des Flamands
  • Extending port land in the roadstead
  • Developing a business area close to these space

The Quai des Flamands, first wharf in France with a 15-tonne/m2 bearing capacity, in service since March 2015 

Started in 2013, the extension works for the Quai des Flamands ended in March 2015.

A made-to-measure wharf suited to the technical requirements of logistics operators in the renewable energies sector, particularly accommodating large ships, such as the ones used to install offshore wind turbines. 

Investment: 40 million euros (including the diversion of access roads and railway lines)


Complementary equipment

The Port of Cherbourg has dry dock facilities, traditionally used by the shipbuilding and repair industry but which can also be used by the MRE sector:  300t Travelift / Synchrolift: 3000t

Optionnal extension of the Quai des Flamands to the north

It is possible to build a new heavy-load wharf north of the Quai des Flamands in order to address the simultaneous construction of two offshore wind or tidal energy farms.