Shipyard selection for the MANTA: the consultation process is underway
The MANTA is the flagship of the association THE SEACLEANERS. A true ambassador for the mission to clean up the oceans, it will set sail in 2025. The various technologies that make up the boat are all developed by MANTA INNOVATION.
They didn't know it, but it's THE news that all MANTA fans have been waiting for: the RFI has been launched!
Behind these initials lies an essential milestone in the consultation process that will allow us to designate the shipyard that will build the MANTA: the Request for Interest that has been sent to a dozen carefully pre-selected shipyards.
Their enthusiastic reception has reinforced our conviction that the shipbuilding sector is now firmly committed to the ecological transition, to policies for reducing carbon footprints and marine pollution, and to the preservation of seas and rivers. It also emerged from our discussions that the construction of a high environmental performance ship like the MANTA is an attractive project for these shipyards, offering a high potential: positioning themselves firmly in a sector of the future, thanks to an emblematic, popular, ambitious environmental project with an international dimension.
Through the RFI, the yards are invited not only to provide their technical, industrial and commercial references for this type of innovative project and to provide their financial track records, but also to become fully aware of the objectives and constraints of The SeaCleaners for the MANTA construction contract.
The analysis of these data and this first series of exchanges will allow us to make a pre-selection before the end of the year, thanks to the support of our naval architect sponsor LMG-Marin France.