?> Company - Farwind


We are a company with a mission: to act for climate. This is embedded in our mindset and set in stone in the company legal status.We thrive to achieve climate-neutral business operations. We believe in Science.
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

Félix Gorintin brings to FARWIND Energy its expertise in technology development strategy approach for offshore renewable energies and a hands-on experience as cofounder of a cleantech.
Education: MSc of Ecole Centrale Paris

Aurélien Babarit - CTO

Aurélien is one of the French offshore renewables expert. He is the co-inventor of the FARWIND technology and steers its technical developments since the beginning (2016).
Education : PhD in Fluid Dynamics, MSc of Ecole Centrale de Nantes


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