The bulk carriers "LEOPOLD LD", "LA BRIANTAIS" and "LA GUIMORAIS" were named today in China
Tianjin, 17th october 2013 - The bulk carriers "LEOPOLD LD", "LA BRIANTAIS" and "LA GUIMORAIS" were named today at the TIANJIN XINGANG SHIPBUILDING HEAVY INDUSTRY CO. LTD yard in China by their respective godmothers, Marie-Hélène VALLAT, wife of Francis VALLAT, President of the French Maritime Cluster and Mrs. Dany ROULLIER CAPPE and Frédérique ROULLIER, daughters of Daniel ROULLIER, president of ROULLIER Group.
The naming ceremony took place in the presence of numerous guests, including representatives of ERAMET and PRONY ENERGIES future charterers of the vessels.
The "LEOPOLD LD" is the first of two Capesize bulk carriers (292m long) ordered by the LOUIS DREYFUS ARMATEURS Group (LDA). "LA BRIANTAIS" and "LA GUIMORAIS" are the first of a series of four Handysize bulk carriers (180m long) ordered by LDA ROULLIER , a joint venture created by LOUIS DREYFUS ARMATEURS and ROULLIER groups. The ships will fly the Maltese flag .
These vessels evidence the return of the LOUIS DREYFUS ARMATEURS Group in the dry bulk market with owned vessels, after selling many units between 2005 and 2008 at the height of the boom years . The counter-cyclical strategy of the group has always been clear: sell ships when the market is high and buy when freights are low.
Reduced environmental impact during and after the operation of our ships
Designed by the Finnish engineering company DELTAMARIN and CSIC GROUP in close collaboration with the Newbuilding department of the LOUIS DREYFUS ARMATEURS Group, these new bulk carriers incorporate technological innovations designed to minimise fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
The new Capesize design will save about 7,000 tons of CO2 per ship and per year. As for the new Handysize B.Delta37 vessels, more compact than other similar ships, they have a greater intake and use less fuel. In particular, their excellent hull design, based on calculations made by Deltamarin engineers, provides a very shallow draft (10.70m) for 40,000t deadweight. It reduces fuel consumption by 10 to 15% compared to other ships in service and also CO2 emissions by 4,500 tons per Handysize and per year.
Finally, the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI – index that quantifies the amount of CO2 produced per ton of cargo carried and per nautical mile traveled) of these ships exceeds the international requirements by 15% for the Capesize vessels and 25% for the Handysize.
Enhanced fleet and shared values
Philippe Louis-Dreyfus is particularly "proud of these new generation vessels, one of them - "LEOPOLD LD"- named after the founder of the LOUIS DREYFUS Group . In the context of the current crisis and overcapacity of the global standard units’ fleet, LOUIS DREYFUS ARMATEURS Group has reacted by building a bulk carrier fleet with unparalleled technical and environmental performance. We are also very pleased to have built a partnership with another French family-owned company - the ROULLIER Group - who shares the same values as ours, in particular the respect for the word given."
"The addition of these four bulk carriers to our fleet reinforces our maritime expertise. As a family company also focused on its territory , LOUIS DREYFUS ARMATEURS was the most appropriate partner for this new step in our Group development, " said Daniel Roullier, president of the ROULLIER Group .
The other vessels will be delivered in 2014.
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Founded in 1959, the ROULLIER Group works for an healthy and productive nutrition.
Specializing in plant, animal and human nutrition, the Group owns a portfolio of companies and brands that are a byword for quality and diligence.
From the extraction of raw materials right through to finished products, the ROULLIER Group's skills cover every stage of the industrial and commercial process.
This independent, family-based industrial Group is actively developing its business in France and overseas, based on a strong, dynamic, entrepreneurial structure. The ROULLIER Group has a twin-headed company structure, with both a Supervisory Board and an Executive Board.
In 2012, 3.1 billion euros of cumulated revenues have been generated
The ROULLIER Group’s is a human and industrial adventure bringing together a workforce of over 6.400 employees – including more than 60% abroad -, all motivated by the same dynamic: the desire to be entrepreneurial.
The Group is established in 45 countries and owns 79 industrial units at the service of its customers.
54 years of innovation and growth fostered by a single ambition: plant, animal and human nutrition.
LOUIS DREYFUS ARMATEURS Group
LOUIS DREYFUS ARMATEURS Group (LDA), founded more than 150 years ago, is a French family-owned Group active in maritime transportation and services.
Offering a worldwide presence with over 2,000 staff and 60 vessels, LDA Group is organized around three core businesses:
Dry Bulk & Logistics: dry bulk transportation with CETRAGPA; industrial projects, offshore transhipment and port logistics for dry bulk with LD PORTS & LOGISTICS.
Industrial services: transportation of heavy and specialized cargoes with FRET-CETAM for AIRBUS; ocean towage of offshore industrial installations with FAIRMOUNT MARINE; submarine cable installations, ROV operations and services dedicated to marine renewable energies with ALDA MARINE (partnership with ALCATEL-LUCENT) and LOUIS DREYFUS TRAVOCEAN ; seismic research with GEOFIELD (partnership with CGG).
Short Sea activities: freight and regular passenger services in partnership with DFDS; pioneer of the “Motorways of the Sea” concept with GLD ATLANTIQUE; port stevedoring with NICOLAS FRERES.
Photo credits : Louis Dreyfus Armateurs
Tianjin, 17th october 2013 - The bulk carriers "LEOPOLD LD", "LA BRIANTAIS" and "LA GUIMORAIS" were named today at the TIANJIN XINGANG SHIPBUILDING HEAVY INDUSTRY CO. LTD yard in China by their respective ...