Specialized in the naval construction and repairs since 2001
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Freeport Zone n°11

Mer Rouge - Port Louis Mauritius

The Shipyard

About us

Located in Port Louis, Mauritius’s capital, CNOI Shipyard (Chantier Naval de l'Ocean Indien) is one of the leading ship-repair and ship-building yards in the Indian Ocean. Mauritius is situated at a strategic point, whereby the island figures on the route of various merchant navies. The island is close to significant fishing grounds as it lies in the middle of the Indian Ocean and the Antarctic Ocean.

Born in 2001 with 25 employees, the CNOI, with the support of the IBL Group, has continued to develop to become today a leader in ship repair and construction in the Indian Ocean. Indeed, IBL is one of the largest Mauritian groups employing more than 26,000 people. Through the IBL group, the CNOI is at the heart of a global integration strategy around SeaFood, ranging from activities related to boats, fishing, storage and processing of fish and its co-products.

CNOI today :

  • 400 direct employment
  • 1000 indirect employment
  • More than 45 million Euros of investments in its infrastructures
  • An essential infrastructure for the region's maritime players
  • A VIKING station
  • Numerous partners (ABB, Hempel, Altex, Schottel, Yanmar, Baudouin)
  • A trading activity that allows to sell both on the Mauritian market and to other shipyards.
  • More than 2 million euros of material in stock, all specialties combined

 Infrastructures

56000m2 area

  • 2500 m2 of covered area with associated lifting means
  • 370 meters of quay
  • A dry dock 130 meters long and 27 meters wide
  • A 1000 ton boat elevator
  • A multitude of professions
  • 2 tower cranes 10 and 12 tons
  • 3 mobile cranes of 30, 65 and 120 tons
  • 4 bridges of 10 tons, 12 meters under hook

For several years, CNOI has been working on a major expansion project. This began in 2019 with the acquisition of more than one additional hectare, increasing the working area from 4.5 to 5.6 hectares. A reorganization is therefore underway with the creation of new workshops:  

- new construction workshop of 1300m2

- Heavy mechanical workshop of 410m2

- electrical/refrigeration workshop of 380m2

- workshop and storage insulation of 200m2

A new sheet metal yard will also be built, the warehouses and storage areas will be enlarged, new offices will be built for the administrative staff as well as for the ship owners.

This project will culminate in the acquisition of the world's largest webbing elevator. It is in the second quarter of the year 2020 that the CNOI placed an order with the Italian company CIMOLAI for a 1500t elevator. This new lifting tool will replace the current synchrolift and will allow up to 5 ships to be dry-docked simultaneously on the new berth.

History

Creation of the entity Chantier naval de l'Océan Indien (Indian Ocean Shipyard)

2001

Delivery of a longliner for Madagascar

2002

Creation of the dry dock

2003

Silicone paint on a tuna boat. World premiere

2006

Delivery of a longliner for Reunion Island

2006

Delivery of the patrol vessel Atsantsa for the surveillance of Madagascar's fisheries

2007

Extension of the site to an additional 150 meters of quay + 1000 ton elevator

2008

Jumboization of the Austral Leader II

2011

Pile barge + amphidrome 50 meters Georges Nahouda

2014

Amphidrome 67 meters Pole

2016

Amphidrome 67 meters Karihani + Shrimper Austral Hunter

2017

400e passing boat in its dry dock

2018

Beginning of the expansion work

2019

Order of a 1500t webbing elevator

2020

Repairs

CNOI is the "one-stop shop" for ship repair in the Indian Ocean. Ship owners who come to the shipyard to make their technical calls benefit from the advantages offered by Mauritius: supplies, air and sea services and the facilities of the "seafood hub".

The shipyard is used to accommodate tuna purse seiners with a storage capacity between 700 and 2200 tons and a length varying between 70 and 115 meters.

Several years ago, the CNOI signed a contract with the French Navy for the maintenance and repair of its frigates based in Reunion Island.

At the end of 2018, the CNOI celebrated 400th boat passaging in its dry dock since its creation. With its dry dock as well as its elevator that can dry-dock boats up to 1000 tons, the CNOI has intervened on many types of boats:

  • Fishing Vessels :
  • Tuna seiners from France, Spain, Seychelles, Mauritius and Korea
  • Longliners
  • Shrimpers
 
  • Service Vessels
  • Towboats
  • Lifeboats
  • Barges
  • Pilotines
  • Dredgers
  • buoy tender boat
  • Supply Vessels
  • Oceanographic vessels
  • Watch ships
  • French Navy Frigates
  • Patrol boats (coastguard, customs officers...)
 
  • Cargo vessels
  • Container vessel
  • Gas boat
  • Tankers
  • Refrigerated ships
  • Rouliers
 
  • Passenger Vessel
  • Containers / Amphidromes
  • Speed boat
  • Pleasure craft

Construction

New ship building represents a significant part of the activity on the shipyard. Thanks to international quality standards and working in accordance with the requirements of ship classification societies (Bureau Veritas, APAVE...), the CNOI's clients are mainly French (based in Reunion Island and Mayotte), Madagascan, Australian and Mauritian. 

Since its creation, 31 ships have left the workshops of the CNOI :

  • A 31.5 meter shrimp boat (Australia)
  • Amphidromic tubs up to 67 meters (Mayotte and Madagascar)
  • A 35-meter fisheries patrol boat (Madagascar)
  • A 15-meter pilot (Mauritius)
  • A longliner (Reunion Island)
  • A pile barge (Reunion Island)
  • A 14-meter tugboat (Portugal)
  • Barges up to 35 meters
  • skiffs
  • LCT
  • A depolluter

Two other achievements have marked the history of the CNOI

  • A total overhaul of a 39m Aluminum passenger ship (Mayotte)
  • Jumboization of a longliner: 8.2-metre extension (Australia)
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