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Two “Turnkey” Industrial Facilities On Port Land

“This government label not only throws a spotlight, but also provides a marvellous boost, because setting up a new industrial operation or a logistics platform can take a great deal of time. By getting ahead of the official procedures and technical studies, we are in a position to offer investors two sites ideally located for the potential development of new activities on our land, in addition to new jobs” explains Edouard PHILIPPE, Chairman of the Le Havre Seine Métropole urban and district authority.

“The label awarded to Le Havre’s Grand Canal reflects the major ability of our local area to mobilize and constantly reinvent itself. Indeed, HAROPA PORT, with the support of its local partners, has proved itself capable of making this former cement production facility a site that is ready for the setting up of a new type of activity within a unique industry/port ecosystem. Early completion of the site diagnostics and our commitment to the development of a high level of services are key to success in setting up a large-scale project”, explains HAROPA PORT CEO Stéphane Raison.


The Grand canal site in Le Havre (formerly a Lafarge plant) in Saint-Vigor-d’Ymonville and the Eco-Normandie Business Park in Saint-Romain-de-Colbosc have been officially labelled by the government following the second call for proposals for “turnkey industrial sites”.

The granting of this label means that the procedures relating to town planning, preventive archaeology and the environment have been dealt with ahead of time with the aim of allowing the consideration of applications for the permits required for setting up of a new industrial or logistics activity to be completed within tight timeframes.

In enabling the construction of an industrial facility to begin more rapidly, while nevertheless guaranteeing a high degree of environmental protection involving advance completion of the technical studies, the granting of the label is a strong and persuasive argument for investors to speed up the concretization of industrial projects in the port area.


The Grand Canal land in Le Havre, which is under HAROPA PORT ownership, offers an area of approximately 30 hectares in the industrial/port area with many utilities already in place (potable and industrial water, electricity, gas, steam).

The Eco-Normandie Business Park in Saint-Romain-de-Colbosc is ideally placed right next to the A29 motorway and the industrial areas of Le Havre and Port-Jérôme with 22 hectares available for setting up new activities.
Source: Haropa Port

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