First harbor in France equipped with a full-electric workboat.
As a symbol of La Ciotat Shipyards’ commitment to environmental and technological issues, our big gantry crane solemnly launched this Saturday 23rd March “LCS 1”, a brand-new semi-rigid workboat with a 100% electric propulsion.
La Ciotat Shipyards is the first harbor in France to be equipped with such zero-emission workboat: “La Ciotat Shipyards is focused on building the 21st century naval industry, which has no choice but to be eco-conscious. Beyond the symbol, this choice also makes sense on an operational perspective : thanks to a very high torque, and an unmatched responsiveness, the boat is perfect for maneuvers in port, with no CO2 emission at all!”, welcomed Jean-Yves Saussol, CEO of La Ciotat Shipyards.
Before going to sea and starting her career, LCS 1 was, according to the tradition, blessed by Father Michel Armand and a bottle of Champagne was crushed on her hull by her godmother Martine Vassal, President of the Département des Bouches-du-Rhone and of the Metropole Aix-Marseille-Provence, in the presence of Mr. Bernard Deflesselles, MP, and Mr. Patrick Boré, Mayor of La Ciotat and President of La Ciotat Shipyards.