Context and challenges
The client, Compagnie Polynésienne de Transport Maritime, generally referred to as the C.P.T.M., is a long-established shipping company that operates the Aranui, a passenger/cargo vessel, in French Polynesia. The company has been operating vessels in French Polynesian waters for more than 60 years. Originally, the company’s activity only concerned cargo, then, in 1984, Aranui 1 started carrying passengers, thus creating the Aranui Cruises activity.
The Aranui is the only vessel that carries tourists into the central part of the Marquesas Islands.
Over the last 30 years, the company has enabled almost 45 000 international passengers to discover the islands and has thus made a considerable contribution to the development of the local economy.
In 2012, the C.P.T.M. initiated the building of a new vessel, the Aranui 5, able to carry up to 256 passengers, and with 103 cabins.
The shipping company awarded a contract to Assystem to create the navigation and radio-communication system for this new passenger cruise-cargo vessel, built in the Chinese Huanghai shipyard.
Assystem’s mission was subsequently extended to include the annual onshore maintenance contract for all Assystem equipment.
navigation and radio-communication systems implemented
years of work supervision in China