The head office is in Norway, but subsidiary LMG Marin France is based in Toulouse in SW France. Both specialise in LNG-powered ferries.
The name is Norwegian, but the accent is French, or, more precisely, from Toulouse. “The story begins in Bergen where I worked in the head office of engineering and naval architecture firm LMG Marin. After a few years, I wanted to go back to France. The company suggested that I open a French subsidiary and continue to work for them. That’s how LMG Marin France was born.” Vincent Rudelle manages the company that he set up in February 2013. He now has six employees, all naval architects. “We belong to the LMG Marin group and work closely with the head office in Norway. However, we manage our own projects independently.”
LMG Marin France specialises in ferries. “This is also one of our head office’s lines of business along with naval shipbuilding and offshore oil & gas.” Ferries are omnipresent in Norway, with hundreds criss-crossing the countless fjords of the south and west coasts. The numbers mean that there are many opportunities to test new ideas in naval architecture.
In 2004, the Norwegian…
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