SEMIDEP CEO Jean-Yves Saussol, however, has denied the Le Marin report, saying he was unaware of any such developments. At the same time, Saussol admitted that Lürssen has been in talks with local and port authorities. He added that Lürssen’s shareholders have asked questions about the contract, but that nothing has been decided.
Lürssen’s acquisition of Blohm + Voss was prompted by its desire to boost its military shipbuilding capacity in hopes to secure a major government contract to construct a series of multi-role combat ships. In this context, it’s not surprising if Lürssen decided to review a contract for which is would have no use.
Local French refitters, Monaco Marine and Compositeworks, who were ousted by Blohm + Voss for access to the dry dock, are biding their time and are waiting for further news before making any kind of announcement.
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