Realising Opportunity

A Port of Trust

EAimed at strengthening the assets of the Commercial Port and increasing its range of activities, the new infrastructure incorporates future projects related to the energy transition. A logistics area is available to investors wishing to take advantage of the dynamics engaged in Port-La Nouvelle.

Development Agenda

EThe port extension work began in 2019 under regional project management with the construction of a new 2.5 km north breakwater and the extension of the existing 600 m south breakwater. A 250m heavy lift quay (water depth 11m on 200 linear metres) and 7 hectares of open storage have been built in 2022 for the construction of the offshore wind pilot farms. It includes the first phase of a «green» terminal for the Renewable Marine Energies.

SEMOP will continue this extension work with the construction of a new ship station for liquid bulk and a terminal specialized in the treatment of bulk sand banks (delivery 2025 and operability from 2026). These port areas will be dredged at -16 m in order to be able to operate vessels up to 14.50 m of draft.

EWith these new technical areas the port is aiming a first tonnage of 6 million tonnes by 2030.

This objective, the large-scale investments and the innovative governance show all the joint ambition of the Region and the partners of Nou Vela for the planning of the territory as well as for the place of Occitania and France in the international maritime exchanges.

The MRE terminal will soon be completed with a second 300 m quay (water depth 16 m) and additional 23 ha of land. These facilities will be used for the mass industrial production of commercial wind farms by 2028-2030.

Marine renewable energies

EThe construction of floating wind turbines has started in 2023. The MRE terminal serves the EOLMED and EFGL consortia that are the winners of the 2 pilot offshore wind farms located respectively off Gruissan (EOLMED) and Barcarès (EFLG). In total, six 10 MW pilot turbines will be installed from Port-La Nouvelle. In addition to these initial operations, the port began working with the bidders on the upcoming tenders related to the two 250 MW wind farms expected in the French Mediterranean.

Raw materials, dry bulk and conventional commodities

EA terminal specialised for handling dry bulk and breakbulk will be operative in 2026 with a first quay of 410 m and a water depth of 16 m.

Its accessibility and the availability of modern facilities will make it a site that meets the demands of quality, efficiency and safety of shipowners, shippers and receivers.

Liquid bulk

EThe new P1 berth, the first of a series of up to 4 ship berths, will be used to unload tankers up to 60 to 80,000 dwt with refined products. This facility will come into opeartion in 2026. It will replace the sea-line to operate ships under improved operating and safety conditions. The P1 will also be used for the reception of non-petroleum liquid bulk.

Logistics zone

EA land resource of 70 hectares is available to the project leaders proposing new maritime traffics. The platform will be elevated above the NGF rating of + 2.60 m. It will be connected to the rail network.

Phases of port development


Final sketch of the Port