Electrical Substation and Cruise Ship, Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France

Located on the Atlantic coast, Chantiers de l’Atlantique is a leading maritime construction and fleet services company, specializing in the design, manufacturing, assembly, and commissioning of highly complex ships and marine installations.


Two major clients of Chantiers de l’Atlantique are MSC (Grandiosa Cruise Ship) and EON (Arkona Electrical Substation).

MSC and the Grandiosa Cruise Ship (Asset Management for MSC Ships)

MSC - Grandiosa Cruise Ship: Asset Management by ENNOVIA

MSC Cruises is the world’s largest private cruise company and a global market leader in Europe, South America, and South Africa. Its ships navigate the Mediterranean and the Caribbean all year round, offering a wide range of seasonal itineraries in Northern Europe, the Atlantic Ocean, South America, South Africa, China, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Qatar.

EON and the Arkona Electrical Substation (Asset Management for Station and Wind Farm)

Asset Management by ENNOVIA - electrical substation

As electricity producers in France and Europe, E.ON supplies electricity to millions of customers worldwide and employs over 72,000 people. E.ON also provides electricity to professional consumers and businesses.

Ennovia‘s Missions

End-to-end Data Collection Solution Installation


  • Integration of a QBOX into the clients’ infrastructure (Cruise ships and electrical substation) to collect real-time equipment data on-site (IoT). The QBOX includes software for interconnection with the client’s OPC server and can store data for several days in case of internet connection loss.

Data Collection Infrastructure

  • Installation of four virtual servers in Chantiers de l’Atlantique’s IT infrastructure for testing, IoT data management, database storage, and web application-based data visualization.
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and graphs are created for indicator display using Grafana.
  • Specifications for data collection and availability application, integration of over 12,500 signals, application testing and acceptance, and online help documentation were also provided.

OptiOps / EcoHorizon Software Development

(in collaboration with partnerCrazylog)

  • Development of a web application capable of displaying and managing events occurring based on complex contractual rules for client assets (OptiOps). Integration of the capability for importing or exporting large volumes of data (EcoHorizon) was also implemented.

Maintenance Engineering Consulting Services

– Maintenance Event Management Consulting:

  • Signal modifications
  • Event management rules

– Data Collection IT Infrastructure Consulting:

  • Data processing, data storage optimization,
  • VPN interconnections, network configurations
  • Selection of software and hardware components for the solution.

IT System Management, IT Security, and Cybersecurity Services

The solution is hosted in Chantiers de l’Atlantique’s virtualized infrastructure, with the clients’ sites interconnected via IPSEC VPN.

Ennovia installed the middleware and web applications on the virtual servers provided by Chantiers de l’Atlantique’s IT department.

Architecture: Four virtual servers and their dedicated services

  • Linux web server hosting OptiOps and Grafana web applications.
  • Linux PostgreSQL database server hosting various databases.
  • Linux IoT server for managing and formatting data streams before insertion into the database.
  • Linux test and development server for testing before production and development monitoring.
Prestations d'infogérance, de gestion du Système d'Information (SI) et de la Cybersécurité : photo d'illustration - ENNOVIA -GMAO - QUICKBRAIN

Ennovia installed and configured the QBOX, ensuring its interconnection with the client’s OPC platform and the servers hosted by Chantiers de l’Atlantique’s IT department.

The QBOX is prepared and provided by Ennovia in advance before being deployed on-site.

To ensure maximum security of the solution, all installed services were secured by Ennovia using the latest encryption protocols. Server access is restricted to internal and IPSEC VPN connections for external stakeholders. Additionally, a public HTTPS external access is provided for maintenance companies requiring on-site solution access.

In conclusion, Ennovia has played a significant role in the installation and implementation of a comprehensive data collection and availability monitoring system for the electrical substation and cruise ship operations at Chantiers de l’Atlantique.

Leveraging their cross-expertise, Ennovia has created an efficient and tailored data collection and monitoring tool. This project encompasses services such as industrial site digitization, maintenance engineering consulting, IT management, and cybersecurity.

The project enables excellent asset management, ensuring optimal operational efficiency and guaranteed availability of critical data. With advanced encryption protocols, the solution also offers maximum security.

Ennovia has thus played a crucial role in modernizing and optimizing the availability monitoring operations at Chantiers de l’Atlantique.


“Témoignage en attente : ”

COMING SOON, Directeur de CDA

For over 15 years, ENNOVIA has been assisting its clients with Maintenance Engineering Consulting, Industrial Site Digitization, Industrial Process Digitalization, and Team Training for various types of industrial installations and complex systems.

This activity has led us to develop our own CMMS tool, QuickBrain, which is now installed at over 200 industrial sites in 22 countries, with major contracts in the Defense sector.