Marine bases


The Atlantic Marine Base in Brest (Northern France)

The AMB of Brest is conveniently located at the junction between the North Atlantic Ocean and the English Channel, allowing very short response time: two days to reach 40% of the North Atlantic cables.

  • A total surface of 5,800 m² divided in: stores: 1,980 m² ; cable depot: 2,000 m² ; offices: 1100 m² ; labs: 400 m²
  • A 100 m long dedicated quay
  • A large capacity of storage, providing room for 32 different submarine systems
  • Cable storage capacity: 2,250 m3, 30 tanks offering 65 subdivisions

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The Mediterranean Marine Base in La Seyne-sur-Mer (Southern France)

The Mediterranean Marine Base holds a strategic position close to the main submarine cables.

  • A total surface of 19,000 m2 divided in: cable depot: 4,700 m2, offices: 650 m2, labs: 400 m2
  • A 150 m quay dedicated to loading and a 130 m standby quay,
  • Cable storage capacity: 4,500 m3, 21 tanks offering 56 independent storage subdivisions

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The Catania depot (Italy)

The Catania depot, managed by Elettra, is ideally situated at the epicenter of west Mediterranean basin, less than two days away from any faulty location.

  •  A total surface of 8,000 m3
  • A 150 m quay dedicated to loading
  • Cable storage capacity: 5,000 m3, 11 tanks offering 31 independent storage subdivisions