Atlante Gestion, signatory of the Pacte Vélique

At the end of March, political representatives and players in the maritime sector signed the Wind Pact to promote the development of wind-powered ships and to decarbonise the sector.

Maritime transport helps to ensure strategic supplies for France and Europe: 85% of European imports and exports by volume arrive or leave by sea. Although it is the most efficient means of transport in terms of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions per tonne transported per kilometre, its environmental impact remains significant, accounting for 3% of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. As part of its ecological planning, the government has set itself the objective of reducing the carbon impact of logistics flows, including the maritime sector. One of the solutions identified in the recent maritime decarbonisation roadmap is the use of wind power to propel merchant ships. Immediately available and free of charge, this can achieve significant levels of decarbonisation, ranging from 5% to 80%.

In this pact of commitments :

  • the government will support the sector’s development to make it a benchmark solution for reducing the carbon footprint of maritime transport
  • the players in the sailing industry will design exemplary projects, maximising the benefits for France
  • the wind value chain ecosystem is stepping up its use of wind-powered ship propulsion solutions.


Atlante Gestion is proud to be one of the players committed to honouring those involved in wind-powered ships, who are committed to reducing the environmental footprint of the maritime sector.



€61 million

Sociale Infrastructure

Sarthe region

Lead investor in the construction and rehabilitation of four middle schools in the Sarthe region, located in Arnage, Coulaines, Le Mans and Noyen-sur-Sarthe to receive 2,300 students.

The project is in the operation phase since 2019.


The project was subject to carbon assessment. Seeing the results, in end-January 2018, CERTIVA awarded MAINE COLLEGES 72 permanent HQE (high environmental quality) certifications for the “Programme Design” phase for each of the schools. The permanent HQE certification for the “Development” phase was awarded in November 2019 for all the schools.

As of November 2019, MAINE COLLEGES has also been awarded the Effinergie + label. This label testifies to the improvement in the buildings’ energy efficiency in relation to the 2012 Réglementation Thermique (the 2012 Heat Regulation).

Water management

Wastewater is let into the wastewater sewerage systems of the towns concerned.

A rainwater harvesting system is planned for sanitary use, so as to cover 10% of the water requirements for toilet bowls and urinals in the toilet facilities.

Waste management

Implementation of waste segregation.

All materials used in the construction have zero or very low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) levels.

Energy efficiency

The schools were equipped with low temperature radiators that require 30% less energy to provide the same thermal comfort given their much larger contact surface with the ambient air.

Ceiling radiant panels that allow a more accurate monitoring of power consumption, have been installed in the canteens.

PV solar panels will be installed horizontally on the roof, covering a total area of 57.12 m2.

The kitchen appliances run on electricity and are equipped with an energy optimiser.


The project complies with contractual commitments in terms of first-time employment, namely 20,000 work hours, and in employing SMBs for which the recruiting rate is 40%.

Asbestos removal and demolition works are carried out during school vacations and the floors are hosed in case of heavy dust.

Instead of a rock-breaker, the alligator crusher is used with rubber mallets to avoid the noise of metal against metal