VISION AND VALUES
We promote inclusion at large (e.g. genders, origins, religions).
FARWIND ENERGY is a spin-off of Ecole Centrale de Nantes. Ecole Centrale de Nantes is a world-leading university for marine renewable energy research. It deployed the first floating offshore wind turbine in France in 2016.
Aurélien Babarit, co-founder of FARWIND ENERGY, was the head of the marine renewable energy research at Ecole Centrale de Nantes group from 2012 to 2020. He started investigating the energy ship technology in 2016.
The results being very promising, he decided to create FARWIND ENERGY in July 2020 with his co-founders, Félix Gorintin and Arnaud Poitou.
FARWIND is a spin-off of Ecole Centrale de Nantes, one of the world-leading university for marine renewable energy research. As such, at FARWIND, we believe and listen to science. That’s why acting for climate is one of our core values.
Arnaud Poitou - Chairman
Arnaud Poitou brings its joint experience of ambitious public private partnership in Deeptech and executive management.
Education: PhD in Materials engineering of Mines ParisTech, MSc of Ecole Polytechnique (Paris)
Félix Gorintin - CCO
Education: MSc of Ecole Centrale Paris
Aurélien Babarit - CTO
Education : PhD in Fluid Dynamics, MSc of Ecole Centrale de Nantes
THE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE TEAM
Amélie BARDIN, Fluid mechanics and CFD engineer
Philippe BACLET, Energy conversion and storage Director
Brice BOGNET, R&D Project Manager
Antoine CAILLAUD, Engineering Director
Titouan COMMUNIER, Mechanical design apprentice
Baptiste ELIE, R&D Project Manager
Hugo GAYRARD, Hydro structural engineer
Antoine GROSSE, Apprentice (routing)
Stéphanie HOUEL, General Secretary
Giovanni JUIN-GAUTHIER, PhD student, real time optimisation
Fatiha MOHAMMED ARAB, Hydrogeneration Engineer
Grégory PAYNE, Experimental Projects Manager
Fabio PILI, PhD student in naval architecture