On May 2, 2015 the IMECA REEL fitting teams moved into the brand new La Rochelle plant
and swiftly began work on the VARD tower assembly site.
On the two-hectare site are 750 m² of offices and social rooms, plus 5,000 m² of closed-in premises and a hoisting capacity of 2 x 50 tonnes and 3 x 30 tonnes, the teams benefit from a modern working tool in conformance with current industry standards.
On October 20 it was officially opened in the presence of the Mayor of the Urban Community of La Rochelle, and several town councilors.
The assembly, installation and commissioning were executed in close cooperation with Allseas under IMECA supervision
IMECA delivered the first elements of a contract to supply a 550-capacity pipe-laying tower, and a 3,800-t carousel
spectacular first in the history of REEL Imeca: two towers in the same shipyard at the same time