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12th july 2016


The Board of Trustees, the Development Board, the Executive Committee and all the staff of Dunkerque-Port were shocked and saddened, on Friday 8 July, to learn of the sudden death of Yves Lalaut, Planning and Environment Director since December 2012 and a member of the Executive Committee.

60-year-old Yves Lalaut, a Public Works Divisional Engineer and Doctor of Sedimentology, was appointed Planning and Environment Director of Dunkerque-Port on 1 December 2012. Until then he had been Deputy Regional Director of the Nord-Pas de Calais Regional Department for the Environment, Development and Housing, and before that was Ports Director of the Nord-Pas de Calais Region from 2007 to 2010. Throughout his career, Lalaut served the State and the local and regional authorities.

At Dunkerque-Port, Yves Lalaut was Deputy General Director and was in charge of new works, planning and the environment. He led a team of 40 people transversely with the Port's other divisions, dealing with all matters relating to planning and the environment, general studies for harbour development, the management, maintenance and adaptation of the Port's railway network, the technical studies for project ownership and management; he was also responsible for the execution of projects, in particular the LNG Terminal, for which he successfully coordinated the marine infrastructure works between 2012 and 2014.

Yves Lalaut had previously worked at the Mission du Mont Saint Michel on the dredging project, at the Nord-Pas de Calais Region on the Ports Transfer, and on the Calais 2015 project. He had been a knight of the Order of Maritime Merit since July 2015.

The entire staff of Dunkerque-Port grieve with the family of Yves Lalaut and send them our deepest sympathy.   

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Marie-Elizabeth BOGUCKI
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