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Matthieu Garin | Ailes Marines

Project engineer 

Numerous actors from all walks of life participate daily in the realisation of the wind farm project in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc. Among them are young graduates, who today tell us the secrets of their careers and their arrival at Ailes Marines.

- Meeting - 
Matthieu Garin

What is your background?

After attending high school in Toronto, Canada, I entered ICAM (Institut Catholique des Arts et Métiers), an engineering school in Lille.

To refine my orientation, I then completed a specialised Master's degree "Expert in Renewable Marine Energies" at ENSTA Bretagne (Brest).

During this Master's degree, we had to carry out a 6-month mission in a company. It was in this context that I joined the company Ailes Marines, on a permanent site contract.

What is your job?
Can you tell us about your missions?

Currently I am part of the Foundation and Transport team.

Our mission is tosupervise the contract between us and Van Oord, the company in charge ofinstalling the foundations of the Saint-Brieuc wind farm. Together, we share and organise the transport of the foundations and the progress of their installation with the various Ailes Marines teams (authorisations, construction, experts, etc.). This is my daily routine!

Overall, my tasks are varied: I am responsible for seabed management, some contractual issues and the dissemination of feedback.

Why did you choose the Marine Renewable Energy sector?

In my opinion, this is a key sector to encourage the energy transition! Being passionate about the marine world and wanting to participate in solving a major challenge of our generation, there was no better sector of activity for me.

What are the advantages of a young profile?

Although it is a rather specific sector of activity, I find that it offers the possibility of working in many different professions. Among others, I can think of: developer (like Ailes Marines), installation specialist (like Van Oord), Research & Development (site survey...) or even field jobs like welder, customer representative at sea...

If you had to define your early experience with Ailes Marines in three words?

Formative, because by exchanging with the various experts and very experienced interlocutors within the project, we learn a lot about the installation, both technical and functional.

ChallengingI think that wind projects in general have their ups and downs and in this context we have to constantly look for solutions to the many constraints we encounter.

Finally, I would saySharing to evoke, on the one hand, the fact that we share our knowledge to find solutions and, on the other hand, because the project is multidisciplinary (turbine, foundation, site, authorisations...).

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