Also known as “Baron d’Huart” by the employees of the shipyards, Jean d’Huart has just passed away.
Related to the Terrin Family, renowned for having shaped the local shipbuilding industry, he served as CEO of the C.N.C. for 20 years from 1962 to 1982.
Under his management, the yards experienced a “Golden Age” characterised by a considerable extension of their surface and the building of some of the most characteristic features that we know today, including the great dry dock (1968), the big gantry crane (1977), The bid sheds A, B and C (1967-1977) or the “sahara” platform in front of the Ile Verte (1977). In total, the “Baron d’Huart” added more than 19ha to the surface of the shipyards entirely reclaimed from the sea, representing approximately 60 % of the total surface of today’s yards.
La Ciotat Shipyards pay tribute to the memory of this visionary builder. Following his example, we are proud to be back on the path of major conversion and improvement works with our new ATLAS-4300t platform and our yachting village.