Refit giant Marina Barcelona 92 (MB92) has signed an agreement to acquire the remaining 51% stake in Blohm+Voss La Ciotat, the exclusive operator of the dry dock in La Ciotat Shipyard facilities.
The agreement between MB92 and Blohm+Voss, part of the Lürssen Group, was approved by La Ciotat Shipyards (SEMIDEP) and reaffirms the working relationship between the two organisations. The acquisition of Blohm+Voss La Ciotat allows MB92 to merge all their activities, including employees, in La Ciotat with Compositeworks SAS. As part of the agreement, the existing offices and facilities on site, including the 200m dry dock, will remain in full operation under the management of the newly formed organisation. MB92 will oversee the merging and rebranding process, which will phase out the Blohm+Voss La Ciotat brand by the end of September 2018. They hope to be selected by La Ciotat Shipyards to be the major user of the upcoming 4000t platform in 2021.