May 2018,
The most important message “GREEN SHIPYARD”!

Among CNdM activities, a special focus is given to operations linking the optimization of energy efficiency and environmental performances of cruise ships, in line with the new regulations and cruise liner company investment strategies.

Sustainability, Environment and Economize Automatic Systems:
Chantier Navale de Marseille (CNM) prepare next steps to be the first European Green-Shipyard.

CNM work with a state-of-the-art technology for blasting and coating of hulls developed by Hubert Palfinger Technologies (HPT). The new, cost-saving process, the Hull Treatment Carrier (HTC), sets new standards in coating quality and efficiency to make a sustainable contribution to environmental and occupational safety. HTC is now available at CNM customers for all repair and refit projects.

Removal with ultra-high-pressure water blasting up to 3,000 bar, automated application up to 1,200 m. per hour per HTC, up to 30 percent less coating needed – CNM, in cooperation with Hubert Palfinger Technologies, is setting the stage for new standards in the refit and repair sector by introducing to the market with new HTC systems for surface treatment and paint application.

About Chantier Navale de Marseille

CNdM was founded in April 2010 by San Giorgio del Porto to operate dry-docks No. 8 and 9 of GPMM – Grand Port Maritime de Marseille (Marseille Port Authority) and from 2017 dry-dock No. 10, the biggest graving dock in the Mediterranean sea. Despite its relatively young age, the yard draws on a long and venerable legacy. Indeed, with over 175 years of services and craftsmanship, Marseille has positioned itself as an expert venue for ship repair, maintenance and conversion. Over the past century, the architecture of companies and facilities has changed considerably as the environment adjusts to the market. CNdM, employs 140 people including naval architects and mechanical engineers, skilled workers and specialized technicians. The yard is located in the eastern section of the Port of Marseille, the largest in France, in the center of a large traffic zone extending from Genoa to Barcelona. The harbor benefits from direct access to the western Mediterranean Sea with no tideor lock restrictions, which means vessels up to 11.70m can enter CNdM docks with no time constraints.

The area enjoys a favorable climate for ship repair activities, with an average of less than 60 days of rain per year.

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