Edouard Louis-Dreyfus: “New opportunities in MRE”

Edouard Louis-Dreyfus: “New opportunities in MRE”

France-based shipowners Louis Dreyfus Armateurs recently signed a contract marking their début as suppliers of hybrid service vessels for offshore wind farm operations, thanks to a partnersh...

North Sea MRE operator chooses French hybrid support ship

North Sea MRE operator chooses French hybrid support ship

Danish offshore wind farm operator Dong Energy* will charter a new hybrid support vessel from Louis Dreyfus Armateurs. For LDA, this is a new venture and a big achievement.

The proposed vesse...

Total awards subsea pipelay contract to Bourbon

Total awards subsea pipelay contract to Bourbon

Total Gabon has awarded Bourbon’s Subsea Services division an EPCI (engineering, procurement, construction and installation) contract to lay 25 km of 6” rigid pipeline as part of t...

Allais, now talking trawlers to fishers

Allais, now talking trawlers to fishers

Normandy-based boatbuilder Chantiers Allais has developed baseline trawler designs for discussions with potential clients.“With our new trawlers, we hope to repeat the success we&rsquo...

StakePoint, for collaborative project management

StakePoint, for collaborative project management

Running on either Mac or Windows, StakePoint is designed for managers, planners, buyers and their teams.Dutchman Maarten Mostert set up StakePoint, a Toulon-based startup specialising in col...

Navexpo: Lorient to host second ‘boats afloat’ trade show

Navexpo: Lorient to host second ‘boats afloat’ trade show

Last year saw one of the world’s few floating trade shows, and France's first: Navexpo International, with media partner Mer et Marine. Preparations are in full swing for the second...

 Tallink’s LNG ferry Megastar makes a splash

Tallink’s LNG ferry Megastar makes a splash

LNG is considered the maritime fuel of the future in the Baltic Sea, especially by passenger shipping companies. However, even with the 2015 0.1% Sulphur limit of the Emission Control Area, its dev...

DCNS Energies, the next global player in MRE

DCNS Energies, the next global player in MRE

On 6 January, DCNS and three partners set up DCNS Energies, a new company specialising in emerging technologies to generate electricity from marine renewable energies.To set...

Admiral Prazuck: “Our defences begin at sea”

Admiral Prazuck: “Our defences begin at sea”

Admiral Prazuck, Chief of Staff of the French Navy, explains his priorities and his vision. His top priorities, in three words, are: renewal, refurbishment and resilience.