Chantier Naval de Marseille is located in Marseille’s eastern harbour with one of the Mediterranean’s largest heavy industrial facilities

CNdM operates large, modern and well-equipped workshops situated in front of Dry Docks No. 8 and No. 9. Each of the workshops is involved in a single activity (mechanical work, steelwork, pipe work, lifting, logistics, electrical work and general storage), and is properly equipped with large overhead cranes and advanced machinery.


CNdM operates Dry Docks No. 8 and No. 9 in the Port of Marseille, which are capable of receiving the largest of vessels, and 450 linear metres of fully-equipped berths. The yard also manages Dry Dock No. 10 (the largest in the Mediterranean) with a 465m x 85m capacity.

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Total surface (covered surface) 90.500 sqm (19.700 sqm)
Surface of equipped workshops 6.800 sqm
Covered areas for storage and/or heavy steel manufacturing 9.500 sqm
Canteens, changing rooms, structures (according to health
requirements, environmental respect and safety)
Docksde rail cranes 1x50t / 1x150t
Mobile harbour crane 1x40t
Dry dock nb. 8 main dimensions (LxWxD) 320m (L) 50m (W) 11,70 (D)
Dry dock nb. 9 main dimensions (LxWxD) 250m (L) 37m (W) 8,70 (D)
Dry dock nb. 10 main dimensions (LxWxD) 465m (L) 85m (W) 10,70 (D)
Pier 190 main dimensions (LxD) 450m (L) 10,50 (D)
Pier 115/116 main dimensions (LxD) 450m (L) 9,50 (D)


Mechanical Workshop

In the mechanical workshop, the yard has an available space of 3,300 sqm, properly equipped with overhead cranes (up to 50-tonne capacity) and all necessary machinery such as lathes (including a 13-metre long sliding bed lathe and a vertical lathe with a three-metre diameter capacity), grinding, milling and slotting machines, drills, saws, cutting, descaling and boring machines (including a large horizontal boring machine), press, cleaning, set pressure and test stations, and an injection bench.

The mechanical workshop is perfectly suited to cover the whole range of marine applications, from delicate diesel injection works to heavy gear machining such as rudders, tail shafts, thrusters and propellers.


Pipe and Steel Workshop

In the steel and pipes workshop, CNdM has an available space of 3,300 sqm, properly equipped with overhead cranes (up to 50-tonne capacity) and all the machinery needed to cut, shape, weld and manufacture any steel or pipe you may need.

The available tools include a plasma cutting set, a guillotine shear, a punch, several chain saws, a nibbler, band saws, press, hand folding machines, bending machines, column drills, lathes and threading machines.



CNdM provides up to 4,000 sqm of covered and secure storage space for stock owners and suppliers of spare parts and equipment; these dedicated areas are particularly useful for passenger vessel conversions and refurbishments.


Dry Dock No. 8

Useful dimensions: 320m (length) x 53m (width)
Dock-gate: 55.50m (length) x 9.50m (width)
Specifications: 1.80m keel blocks height / 11.70m draught forward / 11.70m draught aft.


Dry Dock No. 9

Useful dimensions: 250m (length) x 37m (width)
Dock-gate: 39m (length) x 6m (width)
Specifications: 1.80m keel blocks height / 7.70m draught forward / 8.70m draught aft.


Dry Dock No. 10

Dry Dock No. 10 is one of the world’s largest facilities, able to accommodate the new generation of mega ships up to 465m in length.

Useful dimensions: 465m (length) x 85m (width)
Dock-gate: 87.37m (length) x 15m (width)
Specifications: 1.80m keel blocks height / 9.2m draught forward / 10.70m draught aft.



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Chantier Naval de Marseille

Terre Plein de Mourepiane - Porte 4 CS 40034
13344 Marseille Cedex 15
Phone: +33 (0) 484 894452