Hervé Lapierre: Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (France)

“It’s not just the equipment and the vessels that are still changing; even the way they are used varies between manufacturers and developers. This hasn’t settled, hasn’t stabilised yet.”

“We’d had a lot of previous experience with dynamic positioned vessels, both cable layers and seismic research ships… But my real frustration was that the DP operations are basically a disaster in terms of fuel consumption and efficiency,” said Hervé Lapierre, head of newbuilding at Louis Dreyfus Armateurs Group (LDA). ...

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