Harland and Wolff Ship Repair business records strong first half to 2013

Friday 03 May 2013

The ship yard which has established its reputation as a world leader in the design and manufacture of offshore renewable energy technologies has continued to develop its ship-building, repair and conversion specialisms and announced today that before the mid year ends, it will have docked eight  vessels.

James Lappin, Harland and Wolff’s Head of Ship Repair and Conversion says the company’s performance shows no signs of slowing down.

“Following the success of the unprecedented Searose FPSO repair last summer which was completed within budget, ahead of schedule with no lost time injuries  we have been experiencing a very busy period.”

“In Q1/2013 we docked 5 roll-on roll-off passenger ferries from the Irish Sea including four Stena vessels and one P&O,” he says.

Among the vessels were  two Stena Superfast vessels . The work scopes included main engine repairs, removal and repair of rudders, complicated tail shaft removal and repair, blasting and painting, deck repairs, repairs to life saving equipment,  and steel repairs in tanks.

Harland and Wolff has focused on the areas of ship repair and conversion, offshore renewable energy and design engineering in the last ten years. All three sectors have scored major commercial successes placing Harland and Wolff to the top of the UK and Irish leagues of design, fabrication and manufacturing companies.

All three sectors have scored major commercial successes placing Harland and Wolff to the forefront of design, fabrication and manufacturing companies.2013-05-09-stena-superfast-7-pic-for-news-story.jpg

Editors’ notes

H&W Ship Repair and Conversion details
•        In Q1/2013 H&W docked 5 RoRo/Passenger ferries from the Irish Sea
•        Stena Europe – Dry-docking included; main engine repairs,
•        Stena Superfast 8 – Dry-docking included; removal and repair of rudders, complicated tail shaft removal and repair, blasting and painting, deck repairs, and main engine repairs
•        Stena Superfast 7 (shown above) – Dry-docking included; removal and repair of rudders, complicated tail shaft removal and repair, blasting and painting, deck repairs, and main engine repairs
•        Stena Adventurer – Dry-docking included; blasting and painting, main engine repairs and inspection and repairs to life saving equipment   
•        P&O Express - Dry-docking included; hull blasting and painting, repair to propulsion equipment, steel repairs in tanks
•        H&W continues to be busy through the Q2 for 2013 with another three bookings.

Harland and Wolff Heavy Industries is a subsidiary of Norway-based Fred Olsen Energy. Based in Belfast H&W is a multi-disciplinary advanced engineering firm with focus on offshore conventional and renewable energy technologies. More information is available at www.harland-wolff.com

Harland and Wolff Heavy Industries Limited  
David McVeigh      
Sales Manager      
Email: davidmc@harland-wolff.com   
Phone +44(0)2890 534389    

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