Mozambican government orders 30 ships from France

9 September 2013

The Mozambican government has ordered construction of 30 ships from Constructions Mécaniques de Normandie, of Cherbourg, France, costing a total of 300 million euros, Lebanese businessman Iskandar Safa, who owns the shipyard, said Friday.

The order includes building 24 trawls, three 32-metre patrol ships and another three 42-metre ships, said Safa as he announced the order, at a session attended by three ministers, including Arnaud Montebourg, who is responsible for industrial reconversion in France.

According to the shipyard’s owner, CMN has annual turnover of between 50 and 100 million euros.

Safa added that this order was part of a contract that the Safa group signed with Mozambique that includes the same number of ships to be built at shipyards in Germany and Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates. (macauhub)