Blohm+Voss, now owned by Lürssen, was awarded the public tender for the operation of La Ciotat’s 200x60m dry dock for the refitting and maintenance of superyachts in June 2016.

Oliver Grün, media relations manager at Lürssen, has confirmed to Superyacht Business that the German shipyard is discussing with Spanish refit specialist MB’92, the management team of Blohm+Voss and La Ciotat Shipyards/SEMIDEP, about the use of La Ciotat’s 200x60m dry dock. Grün replied to a press enquiry following on from a report that appeared on French online newspaper Le Marin.

“Currently, we are discussing the topic “La Ciotat” together with the management of Blohm+Voss and La Ciotat Shipyards/SEMIDEP in order to provide a clear picture of the shipyard and the location in La Ciotat. We will then decide what the next steps will be and how to proceed. Please understand that we cannot give you any further details at this point in time,” Grün told SB.

Blohm+Voss was awarded the public tender for the operation La Ciotat’s 200x60m dry dock for the refitting and maintenance of superyachts.

Following on from a press enquiry, Júlia Quintana, communications and marketing manager at MB’92 told SB that the company will issue a formal statement in due course.