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Louis Dreyfus Armateurs Contracts Strategic Marine For An Additional Pair Of New CTVs, Expanding Their Fleet

Strategic Marine announced today that Louis Dreyfus Armateurs has placed an order for an additional pair of newly built 27M Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs), expanding its fleet from five to seven high-specification vessels. These additional new units, sister ships to Acti’Vent and Esti’Vent, will be constructed by Singapore based Strategic Marine, reinforcing the strong partnership between the two companies.

The new 27M Crew Transfer Vessels, inspired by the acclaimed StratCat 27 design, are meticulously crafted to handle the demanding conditions of offshore operations. Equipped with the latest technological advancements, these vessels promise top-tier performance, enhanced safety, and superior comfort. With the capability to transport 24 passengers, they are a reliable and sturdy choice for offshore wind farm support.

Gaël Cailleaux, the Renewables Managing Director at Louis Dreyfus Armateurs, emphasized the strategic significance of this expansion, stating: “These new orders are part of our strategy to expand our Offshore Renewables business in France and in Europe. We are anticipating the future needs of the rapidly evolving French offshore wind industry.”

Mr. Chan Eng Yew, CEO of Strategic Marine, commented on the contract signing: “We are thrilled to be engaged by our valued customers Louis Dreyfus Armateurs for the delivery of these state-of-the-art Crew Transfer Vessels. This agreement underscores our dedication to providing innovative and high-performance solutions that enhance offshore operations. We believe these vessels will significantly improve operational efficiency and safety for our client. Since its introduction, our StratCat 27s have seen successful deployments in key European markets and rapidly growing markets in Asia such as Taiwan and Korea.”

The two new CTVs are expected to be delivered early in 2025, marking another significant milestone in Louis Dreyfus Armateurs’ efforts to support the offshore renewable energy sector, and Strategic Marine’s continued success in building top-quality vessels.

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About Louis Dreyfus Armateurs

For over 170 years, LOUIS DREYFUS ARMATEURS Group (LDA) has specialized in providing custom industrial maritime solutions with high-added-value activities and integrated services to its clients, ranging from ship design and ship management to maritime operations, in the fields of transport, logistics, submarine cables and renewable energy.

LDA is a French family-owned Group, offering a worldwide presence with over 3,000 staff and 100 vessels.

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About Strategic Marine Singapore

Strategic Marine Group is a full-capacity global shipbuilder with a focus on specialty aluminium craft construction and fabrication. It has a shipyard in Singapore, and presence in Australia, Europe and the Middle East. It operates principally in five key market segments, producing high quality vessels for Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy, Ferries & Transportation, Defence and Paramilitary and Port / Pilot Services.

Strategic Marine Group has built and delivered more than 600 vessels made of both aluminium and steel for a variety of clients in the maritime, offshore and defence sectors.

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