France’s Le Monde identified Italy’s Fincantieri and Dutch firm Damen as potential buyers of STX France. The company is for sale as its South Korean parent, STX Offshore & Shipbuilding, fights for survival. The yard features a strong track record in cruise ship building.
Le Monde said, citing several sources:
“Two foreign candidates, Italy’s Fincantieri and Holland’s Damen are fighting over the last big French company of the (shipyard) sector".
On Wednesday, September 7, a French finance ministry source announced that two potential buyers had emerged for STX France.
Another yard which used to be a key part of STX empire, STX Dalian (northeast China), failed to find a buyer despite auction attempts.