On 16th December 2019, La Ciotat Shipyards (LCS) presented the environmental features of their upcoming 4,300t platform dedicated to megayachts. As a side event, the company disclosed that they have chosen Vinci Construction Maritime et Fluviale as the main contractor on this project. The related contract was formally signed by Mister Régis Garnier, Général Manager.
Jean-Yves Saussol, CEO of LCS stated : ” We are more than happy to have demonstrated in practice that it is possible to reconcile profitability and the creation of hundreds of jobs for the local community with delivering a positive impact on the environment. ”
Mr. Martin Perrot, COO of the company Seaboost also presented an important feature of the project consisting of implementing an innovative biomimicry system that will reproduce the natural habitats of local marine species, thus fostering their reproduction. This feature, which has already been tested at a smaller scale in the Marseilles’ harbour, will cover in La Ciotat no less than 600sqm and so will form the world’s largest artificial fish nursery to be installed in a harbour.