Business expansion
Ouest; Pays de la Loire; Loire-Atlantique
Location of affected unit(s)
Saint Nazaire (Loire Atlantique)
Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management And Remediation Activities
Waste Collection, Treatment And Disposal Activities; Materials Recovery
38.3 - Materials recovery

150 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
18 September 2006
Employment effect (start)
1 November 2006
Foreseen end date
1 October 2007


The French group Ship Decommissing Industries (SDI) announced on 18 September 2006 that Eckardt Marine, owned by SDI, will create a site for ship dismantling in Saint Nazaire, in the west of France. There is appropriate, currently unutilised, space in the harbour for this use and the company aims to create the first operational site of ship dismantling in Europe.

According to Eckardt Marine, the site will aim to protect both employees and the environment, following a policy of zero rejection and zero pollution. Eckardt Marine is expected to create 50 new jobs before the end of 2006 and 100 additional jobs before October 2007, all of them on a quay close to the site of another international group: Aker Yards Saint Nazaire.


  • 19 September 2006: Ouest France


Eurofound (2006), Eckardt Marine, Business expansion in France, factsheet number 64107, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/64107.