5 reasons to choose Le Havre

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  • A sector representing 250 establishments and 11,000 jobs in the region (10% of the workforce in all sectors combined)
  • International players: Renault, Siemens Gamesa, Safran Nacelles, Sidel, Dresser-Rand…
  • Main metalworking sectors in the Le Havre region: Automotive – Aeronautical and naval – Wind power – Mechanics – Metal processing – Boilermaking – Repair of metal structures – Metal structures
  • An employment area of 350,000 inhabitants
  • Qualified personnel through a wide range of initial and continuing training courses, from CAP (NVQ equivalent) to Master’s degrees, via specialised organisations
  • Opening at the end of 2020 of a Production School, offering training in boiler making, piping and welding to young people aged 15 to 18
  • Le Havre, 1er port français pour le commerce extérieur, les trafics de conteneurs et de véhicules neufs
  • 900 colis exceptionnels / projets industriels en moyenne par an
  • Des infrastructures adaptées : une voie d’eau à grand gabarit (jusqu’à 3 000 tonnes), 13 postes à quai et des outils de levage
  • Un réseau de transport multimodal pan-européen
    • près de 130 ports connectés en short-sea
    • plus de 60 services ferroviaires / semaine vers 15 destinations en Europe
    • plus de 40 services fluviaux / semaine
  • Le Havre industrial port area eligible for Regional Development Grant (AFR), allowing to benefit from setting- up aids or tax exemptions
  • Networks and utilities (depending on the site): industrial water – gas – very high voltage electricity – steam – industrial waste treatment units – very high speed fibre
  • Synergies between the zone’s industrialists (Synerzip-LH association) and circular economy initiatives (energy recovery of waste by Sedibex and Ecostu’Air, etc.)
  • Le Mesnil business park (Le Havre urban community), a new business park offering plots of land of up to 8 ha, rapidly accessible via the northern bypass
  • Hautes Falaises business park (Fécamp urban community): 3.5 ha extension of an 85 ha business park, 20 min from the port of Fécamp
  • Project for a Robotics Maintenance Licence by the University Le Havre Normandie, the CNAM and the UIMM
  • University of Le Havre-Normandie: 6 scientific laboratories including GREAH (electrical engineering and automation), LITIS (information processing and systems), LOMC (waves and complex environments) and LMAH (applied mathematics)
  • Next move, a competitiveness cluster in Mobility and Automotive R&D
  • LH3D, a local fablab for the production of small part prototypes
Engineering: 5 reasons to choose Le Havre

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Helène MIQUET
Helène MIQUETIndustrial Business Developer

They have chosen Le Havre and its region

Renault Sandouville Le Havre Normandie
Siemens Gamesa Renewable energy Le Havre Normandie
Sidel Octeville Le Havre Normandie
Fouré Lagadec Le Havre Normandie
Ponticelli Le Havre Normandie
Paganetti Le Havre Normandie
Foselev Le Havre Normandie
Dresser-Rand Le Havre Normandie
Atelier Maugars Le Havre Normandie
CPM Industrie Saint-Romain-de-Colbosc Le Havre Normandie
Mallard Le Havre Normandie
MCE Automation Saint-Romain-de-Colbosc Le Havre Normandie
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