French Shipbuilder CMN Secures Major Shipbuilding Contract
French shipbuilder Constructions Mécaniques de Normandie (CMN) and the Mozambican government have entered into a major shipbuilding deal for the construction of 30 ships, announced on Friday the owner of CMN Iskandar Safa.
Under the contract, the shipyard will build 24 trawls, three 32-metre patrol ships and another three 42-metre ships.
The new vessels order is estimated to be worth around Euro 200 million and will provide a major boost to Mozambique’s Navy.
CMN – Constructions Mécaniques de Normandie – is a French shipyard located at Cherbourg which employs approximately four hundred skilled workers covering the various specialities required for the construction of naval ships. Since the foundation of CMN in 1945, over 350 vessels in wood, aluminium, steel and advanced composite materials have been delivered.
World Maritime News, September 11, 2013