Our Fields of Expertise

The Pride
of High-Level Expertise

The 3,500 men and women of Chantiers de l’Atlantique are at the center of the company’s success as well as the drivers of its performance.
From cruise or navy ships to electrical substations for offshore wind farms, Chantiers de l’Atlantique’s collaborators are renowned experts at designing, integrating, testing and delivering turnkey projects.


Chantiers de l’Atlantique is home to one of largest design office of the country, in which 800 people cumulate more than a million hours of work time a year. They are involved in five main fields of work:

  • steel structures;
  • electricity and automation;
  • technical and public spaces;
  • engines;
  • ventilation and air conditioning.

The teams are also involved during all steps of the project.

Manufacturing and Assembling of Steel Structures

The manufacturing, the outfitting and the assembling of the steel hull usually start at around 40% of the designing step. The cutting of the steel parts, the pre-manufacturing on the factory floor, the outfitting and the assembling are all done in quick succession on a frequently upgraded industrial ground.

Regarding the passenger ships market, the production of cabins is part of the expertise developed by Chantiers de l’Atlantique. In its dedicated workshop, 5,000 cabins are manufactured per year, i.e. 1 cabin every 20 minutes.

Welding workbench – Hall K

Laying of a stem block

Welding in progress in the 180t workshop

Integrating, Coodinating and Testing

Around 600 people actively work on the integration, coordination and testing while the steel structure in being assembled. Chantiers de l’Atlantique’s expertise in project management truly shines during large scale, complex projects with multiple requirements.
As of today, Chantiers de l’Atlantique relies on a network of 500 co-contractors and providers of which:

  • 60% are from France
  • 37% are from Europe
  • 3% are from elsewhere in the world
The teams at the machine control station
One of the diesel engine
Work coordination
Sea trials from the wheelhouse
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