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The ship repair market - France

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1.1 Definition and scope of the study

Ship repair encompasses all industrial activities involved in repairing a vessel following technical damage or damage caused by an accident (collision, grounding, etc.). The sector also encompasses maintenance activities, which are necessary on boats that have become too worn. This wear and tear is generally natural, due to corrosion, friction with water or the accumulation of molluscs on the hull.

The ship repair and maintenance sector is closely linked to the shipbuilding industry, whose economic activity has seen many ups and downs in recent years. at the end of the 1990s and before the 2008 crisis, orders were at their peak. However, successive crises have taken their toll on the sector. Nevertheless, orders rebounded in 2013, as GICAN explains. This augurs well for future growth in the sector.

In this study, we'll look at ship repair and maintenance, both for private and military vessels, but we'll leave out shipbuilding and other activities - such as equipment and consultancy.

1.2 Repair and maintenance play an important role in the shipbuilding industry

on a global scale, the ship repair and maintenance industry is estimated by future market insights to be a $**.* billion market in ****. This same market is expected to grow at a CAGR of *.*% over the ****-**** decade, to reach $**.* billion . this activity is part of the larger naval industry family, which ...

1.3 A fairly stable domestic market, driven by the French Navy

It is possible to represent the evolution of sales in the repair and maintenance sector between **** and ****, using data from theINSEE. As we can see from the graph below, sales have been rising slightly since ****, with a more substantial increase in **** (***), before picking up again in ****. The year **** looks set to ...


2.1 Type of boat

The demand for naval repairs is divided between the defense needs of the French Navy and those of the civilian navy.

Military vessels

There are several categories of vessels owned by the French Navy. Based on data provided by the French Navyit is also possible to count vessels by category.

Combat ...

2.2 Demand that evolves over time

ageing fishing vessels

We can draw on an article from Point to provide some information about the fishing fleet. According to the article, the fleet is "aging". Vessels are ** years old on average, and two-thirds of them will have to be replaced in the coming years.

Source: ****

We are also witnessing ...

2.4 Pleasure boat repair demand and capacity

The profile of private customers

Individuals: yacht repair company customers are mainly retired people, blue-collar workers and individuals with no professional activity.

Socio-professional categories of boat buyers (***) France, % of total Source: ****

Marina facilities and services depend on size and geographical location

In a **** report, Ecologie.gouv provides information on the equipment ...


3.1 Market organization and dynamics

The ship repair market is divided into several segments, according to the end use of the boats.

The market is structured as follows:

The ship repair and maintenance market is not the result of a production process. It is a sector in which there is only one point of contact between ...

3.2 Aspects of ship repair and maintenance

Shipowners choose between different shipyards according to their needs:

If it's an urgent request to deal with damage, the shipowner will be obliged to use a local shipyard. If it's a classic five-yearly technical shutdown in dry dock (***) or the recommissioning or sale of a second-hand vessel, the shipowner's choice of ...


4.1 Non-construction shipyard departments


If damage occurs to a vessel - collision, fire or grounding - or if wear and tear degrades the quality of the vessel's equipment or envelope, it is necessary to have the damaged parts repaired. Whatever the equipment - hull, belts, engines, pipes or electrical systems - the ship repair ...

4.2 Prices based on boat volume

Prices are often based on the volume of the vessel. This is calculated as follows:

V=L × l × Te

Given :

L, overall length of the vessel l, maximum beam of the vessel Te, maximum draught of the vessel

Knowing that prices vary widely from one port to another, we propose to ...

4.3 Cooperation agreements keep the sector moving

Cooperation agreements between repair facilities

In addition to the partnerships signed between shipowners and shipyards, other cooperation agreements have been signed between repair facilities. Fincantieri, for example, has signed an agreement with Huarun Dadong Dockyard in Shanghai to bring its technical expertise to the cruise ship segment in China. In exchange, ...


5.1 Current control

In addition to the traditional rules concerning safety at work and respect for the environment, it may be interesting to look at a European rule concerning subsidies for the shipbuilding sector .

In ****, the European Commission validated the French bill to provide subsidies for innovation:

Ship repair yards repairing or refitting self-propelled ...


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The ship repair market - France

Publicado en 07/11/2022 by Tymothee Levaillant

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